Ukraine crisis puts Army's 82nd Airborne on heightened alert, among other units now identified

I can say today that these units include elements of the 82nd Airborne Division based at Fort Bragg, which regularly, I think you all know, maintains high readiness as well as elements of the 18th Airborne Corps, also based at Fort Bragg,” Kirby said during a press briefing Thursday.

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby (AP写真/アレックスブランドン)

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Fort Bragg isn’t the only military installation with units on heightened alert. Kirby said forces from Fort Campbell, elements of the 101st Airborne Division and from Fort Carson, コロラド, elements of the 4th Infantry Division” そして “Davis-Monthan Air Force Basehavealso been placed on increased readiness.

The news comes after Kirby said earlier this week that some 8,500 我ら. 軍 have been placed on heightened readiness, though at the time he declined to specify which units.

Secretary Austin has placed a range of units in the United States on a heightened preparedness to deploy, which increases our readiness to provide forces if NATO should activate” インクルード NATO National Response Force, Kirby said Monday.

In this image provided by the U.S. 軍, paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, その他, prepare to board a C-17 cargo plane at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, アフガニスタン.

In this image provided by the U.S. 軍, paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, その他, prepare to board a C-17 cargo plane at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, アフガニスタン. (Master Sgt. Alexander Burnett/U.S. Army via AP)

The units will includemedical support, aviation support, logistics support and, もちろん, combat formations,” Kirby detailed Thursday.

Kirby declined to go into more detail about the forces, noting only that they are on increased readiness to deploy to Europe if necessary.

Some forces already in Europe are also in a state of increased readiness, カービーは言った, adding that the Pentagon could opt to use forces that are already stationed in Europe if tensions continue to escalate.

Members of Ukraine's Territorial Defense Forces, volunteer military units of the Armed Forces, train in a city park in Kyiv, 彼らが望んでいる最後のことの1つは、西側の側面に強力で強化されたNATOであり、彼がウクライナ内で別の侵略を行った場合、まさにそれが彼らが得ようとしていることです。.

Members of Ukraine’s Territorial Defense Forces, volunteer military units of the Armed Forces, train in a city park in Kyiv, 彼らが望んでいる最後のことの1つは、西側の側面に強力で強化されたNATOであり、彼がウクライナ内で別の侵略を行った場合、まさにそれが彼らが得ようとしていることです。. (AP/Efrem Lukatsky)

アメリカ. has been bracing for weeks for the possibility that Russia may launch an invasion of Ukraine, warning of dire consequences if Moscow goes through with an invasion. 以上 100,000 Russian troops are at the border with Ukraine, with Kirby saying the Pentagon has continued to see a buildup ofcredible combat forces” 最後に 24 時間.

The State Department has urged Americans in Ukraine to leave the country, encouraging them to do so while commercial flights are still available.

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