Army Brings ‘V Corps’ Back to Life to Support a More Powerful Europe Presence

The U.S. Army is reactivating its V Corps headquarters to beef up the service’s command-and-control presence in Europe as part of a continuing effort to project American military strength in the region.

The original V Corps was deactivated in 2013 as the military reduced its force posture in Europe to a more “agile force,” built around a cavalry brigade equipped with highly mobile Stryker combat vehicles and an airborne infantry brigade, Army spokeswoman Lt. Col. Robin Ochoa told Military.com.

Since then, the Pentagon has taken steps to rebuild its forces in Europe in the face of growing Russian aggression. Efforts include a new continuous rotation of an Army armored brigade to the continent, and training events with European allies such as DEFENDER-Europe 20, a large-scale exercise involving 20,000 U.S. soldiers and 17,000 allied troops.

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Author: Dian Welle