Stars and Stripes
January 23, 2023

Soldiers from 101st Airborne, 10th Mountain divisions expected to deploy to Romania

Army units are gearing up for a potential deployment to Europe…in the Black Sea region.

Elements from the 101st Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team and the 10th Mountain Division headquarters are preparing for the mission, the Army said in a statement Saturday.


The Army statement did not specify where the units are going, but a military official told Stars and Stripes the soldiers are expected to backfill a 101st Airborne Division headquarters and a subordinate brigade deployed to Romania since the summer….

The 101st units were ordered to Romania in June and operate mostly out of Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, which serves as a hub for the Army in the Black Sea region.

During their time in Romania and other locations around Europe, 101st soldiers have been tasked with monitoring events in Ukraine…while incorporating lessons from the war into how American ground forces train.