More than 60 soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment US Army and five helicopters Black Hawk were provided to Latvia as a support of the Strong Europe initiative and the Atlantic Resolve operation, the Delfi news portal reported on July 13.
American soldiers will train with servicemen of Latvian National Armed Forces and take part in international military exercises in Latvia. During the previous rotation there, there were six American helicopters and more than 70 US soldiers.
After the annexation of Crimea by Russia and its invasion of eastern Ukraine, the US has started the Atlantic Resolve operation purposed to confirm its contribution to the collective security of the NATO member states and stability in the Baltic states and Poland.
As part of the Atlantic Resolve operation, currently, there are about 200 soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division of the US Army, nine Abrams tanks, five armored cars Bradley and other military hardware at the base in Adazi.