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Germany: US army stops en route to Poland for Atlantic Resolve

2 15.10.2019 Инфо

M/S US officer giving indications at Ayrshire Barracks Convoy Support Center, Monchengladbach
M/S Soldier driving armoured vehicle
M/S Officer walking passed vehicle
M/S Oberstleutnant Stefan Heydt talking to US Soldiers
C/U Name stripe reading 'Heydt '
SOT, Stefan Heydt, German Army Lieutenant Colonel (German): "Yes, the German Army supports its American allies with on the armed forces basis in the course of the host nation support. That means we support them during the transit from Germany to Poland, more specifically in the Baltic cities. To that support on the armed forces basis with our skills like military policing, like rations, like fixed installations, with civil [inaudible] co-operation, so quasi as a full service package if I can put it simply, with which this transit goes well. The co-operation with the allies is great, by now it is the fifth transit/passage, we're happy with it up till now and are looking hopefully forward to the future."
C/U Soldier changing wheel
M/S Soldiers changing wheel
C/U Soldier changing wheel
M/S Officer observing
C/U Soldier changing wheel
W/S Soldier adjusting backpacks
M/S Backpack
W/S Soldier charging backpacks
C/U Soldier starting engine
M/S Soldier driving
W/S Officer observing vehicle
M/S Armoured vehicle inside
M/S Banner reading (English and German): 'All personnel except US forces'
W/S Fence
SOT, Captain Jakob Rafidi: "I'm Captain Jake Rafidi, Delta Four support troop commander, 49 Cavalry Squadron, Second Armored Brigade combat team, First Cavalry Division."
C/U Name stripe reading ' Rafidi'
SOT, Captain Jakob Rafidi: "So I am the commander of 150 soldiers. Over the past several months we've been training and exercising at the national training centre in Fort Irwin, California, as well as preparing our vehicles in order to deploy to Vlissingen, Netherlands. So we are here in support of the Atlantic Resolve, both to build our readiness and inter-operative ability with our ally and partner nations, in order to strengthen the security of the region."
W/S Soldiers of Support Battalion
C/U Control panel
M/S Soldier providing maintenance
M/S Re-fuelling tubes
W/S US soldier standing near banner reading: 'Ground Guide required past this point!'
SCRIPT
The US Army's Second Armored Brigade Combat Team stopped off at Ayrshire Barracks Convoy Support Center in Monchengladbach, Western Germany on Tuesday, before making their final journey to Poland as part of NATO's 'Atlantic Resolve' operation.
Oberstleutnant Stefan Heydt, who assisted with the transfer, praised US-German collaboration as NATO partners: "The co-operation with the allies is great, by now it is the fifth transit/passage, we're happy with it up till now and are looking hopefully forward to the future."
Captain of the Second Armored Brigade Combat Team Jakob Rafidi said his soldiers arrived in Europe after several months of intensive training at Fort Irwin training centre in California and the deployment in Eastern Europe will look "to strengthen the security in the region".