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Army’s 2nd Cavalry gearing up for deployment to Poland

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The 2nd Cavalry Regiment will take over NATO’s mission in northeastern Poland this month, in support of the alliance’s effort aimed at deterring Russian aggression.

The Vilseck, Germany-based unit will send one infantry squadron with elements from regimental engineering and support squadrons, 2nd Cavalry spokeswoman Capt. Ellen Brabo said.

Troops will be assigned to battle group Poland at the Bemowo Piskie Training Area in Orzyz, which is about 50 miles from the Russian military exclave of Kaliningrad. The six-month rotation will begin Jan. 20.