Polish Army explosive ordnance specialist instructor Josek Roszkowski assigned to the 5th Mazovian Brigade of Territorial Defense Force explains the detonating devices used in improvised explosive devices to the U.S. Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division (3-1 ABCT) operationally controlled by 1st Infantry Division (1 ID) during a NATO Urban Tactical Operations exercise in Komorowo, Poland, Oct. 26, 2022. The 3-1 ABCT is among other units assigned to the 1 ID, proudly working alongside NATO allies and regional security partners to provide combat-credible forces to V Corps, America's forward deployed corps in Europe. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew A. Foster)
Beginning in 2014, the US Army began sending units to train with the Polish Army on a rotational basis to hone their skills and increase their interoperability as a NATO partner. As the war in Ukraine wears on amidst the threat of a belligerent and expansionist threat from Russia, this training with Poland becomes even more important and valuable to security and deterrence in Eastern Europe.