- The U.S. Army’s 3rd Infantry Division is headed to Europe for Exercise Defender Europe 2020.
- The Georgia-based division is deploying hundreds of tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, and artillery pieces to Germany.
- One of the tanks being shipped to Europe is nicknamed “Baby Yoda.”
The U.S. Army is headed to Europe, and one of the most dangerous fighting vehicles being sent that way is named... "Baby Yoda".
The tank is part of an entire division’s worth of combat troops and equipment being shipped across the Atlantic to prove that the U.S. military can quickly send reinforcements to its NATO allies.
The tank “Baby Yoda”, belongs to the 3rd Infantry Division of Fort Stewart, Georgia. The “Rock of the Marne” Division is participating in Exercise Defender Europe 2020, which will see a division-sized unit of U.S. Army combat troops, or about 16,000 soldiers, 300 tanks, and 300 infantry fighting vehicles, loaded on ships in the continental U.S. and then shipped to the German port of Bremerhaven. From there, U.S. Army forces will fan out across the continent and then participate in various annual local exercises.
“Baby Yoda” is a M1A2 Abrams main battle tank belonging to the 3rd Division, but beyond that we don’t know much else. U.S. Army tank units paint their tank nicknames on the barrels of their M256 120-millimeter guns. Other tanks headed to Europe include “Django,” “Body Count,” and “Stallion.”
Source: Task & Purpose
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