The US to send troops, jets and helicopters to the Baltics

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US Army AH-64 Apache helicopters have arrived in Latvia where they will participate in SABER STRIKE 2022 in the Baltic States.

About 20 US Army AH-64 Apache helicopters, part of the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, flew from Katterbach Army Airfield in Ansbach, Germany, where they are forward-deployed, on 24 February. While in Latvia, they will participate in SABER STRIKE 2022, a US-led exercise held in the Baltic States.

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The Apaches join approximately 300 soldiers from the US Army 173rd Airborne Brigade who had arrived at Rīga International Airport earlier that day. Major Scott Kuhn, a spokesman for US Army Europe and Africa, said “The deployment of these forces is evidence of our strong and unremitting commitment to our NATO Allies and partners.” Twelve additional Apaches will be sent from Greece to Poland.