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Although neutral, Austria has a long tradition of engaging in UN-sanctioned peacekeeping and humanitarian missions. The all-volunteer Austrian Forces Disaster Relief Unit (AFDRU), a rapid-response SAR unit, are deployed on peacekeeping missions in Bosnia, Kosovo, Cyprus, Sudan, Georgia, the Golan Heights, and Lebanon in support of UNIFIL.

Austria grants overflight rights for Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn as well as allowing numerous Military Ground Transits, and there is Partnership for Peace Status of Forces agreement.

Austria's political leaders and people recognize and appreciate the essential role the U.S. played in the country's reconstruction and in the Austrian State Treaty.

For more information about the Unites States military in Austria click here to visit US Embassy Austria website.

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