Friday, February 17 2017 19:51 EET
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US military arrives in Bulgaria for joint exercises
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The deployment of a US military division to the “Novo Selo” training ground in Bulgaria has begun in the as part of strengthening NATO's eastern flank, the Bulgarian Ministry of Defense reported.

“The 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team from Fort Carson, USA, was housed at the Novo Selo training field,” a statement said. A total of 120 American service members arrived as part of the combat team.

The press office also reported that 15 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, two M-113 fully tracked armored personnel carriers and other types of automotive and auxiliary equipment was expected to arrive by the end of the week.

“The deployment of the military unit to the Novo Selo region is part of a US initiative to ensure the safety of its European allies in NATO and also part of operation Atlantic Resolve,” the press office stated.

The amount of joint operations and training at the Novo Selo range is expected to increase this year and US military units will vary depending on the exercise.

United States combat and auxiliary support equipment will be used in rotation during the joint training of the Bulgarian army units.

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