American and Polish tank platoons have conducted combined tank maneuvers in preparation for NATO training exercise as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

Two Polish tank platoons hosted a U.S. Army tank platoon from Dakota Company, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team last week for a day-long exercise, according to Army officials.

The three platoons carried out the maneuvers at Range Joanna in Karliki, Poland, to improve cooperation and readiness between the two NATO allies.

"Building on our tactical techniques sustains combat readiness as a result of having a mutual understanding about maneuver formation procedures," said Staff Sgt. Ian Brown, the squadron tank commander. "If something actually happened, we would be able to come together and develop a maneuver plan faster."

The 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team is on a nine-month deployment, conducting combined training in order to "to hone skills and sustain the ability to shoot, move and communicate alongside NATO Allies," according to the Army.

Operation Atlantic Resolve began in 2014 in response to Russia's intervention in Ukraine.  

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