POZNAN-Poland – Sgt. 1st Class David Acosta, noncommissioned-officer-in-charge, Mission Command Element-Atlantic Resolve lays a wreath honoring those who paid the ultimate sacrifice during the 73rd Annual Warsaw Uprising Ceremony Aug. 1, 2017. Maj. Michael Butler, civil affairs officer-in-charge, MCE AR and Acosta represented MCE-AR during the commemorative ceremony. The Uprising began Aug. 1, 1944 when the Polish resistance attempted to liberate Warsaw from Nazi Germany in occupied Poland. The uprising lasted for 63 days, ending after a massive retaliation by the Nazis. The MCE, now based

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POZNAN-Poland – Sgt. 1st Class David Acosta, noncommissioned-officer-in-charge, Mission Command Element-Atlantic Resolve lays a wreath honoring those who paid the ultimate sacrifice during the 73rd Annual Warsaw Uprising Ceremony Aug. 1, 2017. Maj. Michael Butler, civil affairs officer-in-charge, MCE AR and Acosta represented MCE-AR during the commemorative ceremony. The Uprising began Aug. 1, 1944 when the Polish resistance attempted to liberate Warsaw from Nazi Germany in occupied Poland. The uprising lasted for 63 days, ending after a massive retaliation by the Nazis. The MCE, now based
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POZNAN-Poland – Sgt. 1st Class David Acosta, noncommissioned-officer-in-charge, Mission Command Element-Atlantic Resolve lays a wreath honoring those who paid the ultimate sacrifice during the 73rd Annual Warsaw Uprising Ceremony Aug. 1, 2017. Maj. Michael Butler, civil affairs officer-in-charge, MCE AR and Acosta represented MCE-AR during the commemorative ceremony. The Uprising began Aug. 1, 1944 when the Polish resistance attempted to liberate Warsaw from Nazi Germany in occupied Poland. The uprising lasted for 63 days, ending after a massive retaliation by the Nazis. The MCE, now based in Poznan at the invitation of the Polish government as part of our persistent presence in support of the Atlantic Resolve mission to increase the U.S. Army's capacity to provide mission command for deployed units in eastern Europe and enhance NATO Allies and partners' capability to deter and defend operations and multinational exercises with host nation defense forces in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. The relocation of the tactical division headquarters to Poland enhances mission command of U.S. rotational forces and units assigned deployed to support NATO Allies and partners preparedness to respond to any threat or crisis. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Diandra J. Harrell, MCE Public Affairs Office)