October 11, 2016
RUKLA, Lithuania – Capt. Anthony Formica, commander, Able Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, “hangs a round” Oct. 4 during his unit’s mortar fire practice. Able Company arrived in Lithuania two-weeks ago to embark on a six-month rotation to train with their Lithuanian partners as part of Atlantic Resolve, a U.S. led effort being conducted in Eastern Europe to demonstrate U.S. commitment to the collective security of NATO and dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region. The 173rd Airborne Brigade, based in Vicenza, Italy, is the Army Contingency Response Force in Europe, and is capable of projecting forces to conduct a full range of military operations across the United States European, Central and Africa Command areas of responsibility within 18 hours.