NEWS | April 30, 2021

Colorado National Guard deploys three units to Europe to support NATO, U.S. Army Europe

By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs CONG

FOR RELEASE: Friday, April 29, 2021

CONTACT: Colorado National Guard Public Affairs, ng.co.coarng.list.militarysupport@mail.mil

Colorado National Guard deploys three units to Europe to support NATO, U.S. Army Europe

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera and Colorado National Guard senior leaders will bid farewell to about 70 Colorado Army National Guard Soldiers from three deploying units, May 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., at Southeast Christian Church, 9650 Jordan Road, Parker CO 80134.

"Governor Polis and I are immensely proud of our National Guard members. They have played a key role in our COVID-19 response and will now support vital national security missions abroad.” Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera said. “On behalf of all Coloradans, we thank them and their families for their service to our state and nation. We will keep them and their safety in our thoughts until they return Caution-home."

The Main Command Post – Operational Detachment will support NATO and United States Army Europe and Africa Command exercises within United States European Command.  The MCPOD will be attached to the 1st Infantry Division in EUCOM as part of division staff and will consist of maneuver, intelligence, protection, fires support, and mission command Soldiers.

Delta Company, 572nd Brigade Engineer Battalion and Warhorse Platoon, Company D, 1-157th Infantry Regiment will support NATO peacekeeping operations.