Arrival of U.S. Army 173rd Infantry Brigade Troops in Latvia

Riga, April 23, 2014 – On April 24, a company-sized contingent of U.S. paratroopers from U.S. Army Europe’s 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team will arrive in Latvia to begin exercises with Latvian troops. The arrival at Riga International Airport will be open to the media. All media representatives interested in covering the event should arrive at Riga International Airport no later than 15:00. U.S. Major General Longo and Latvian Brigade General Juris Zeibārts will deliver brief remarks at the arrival.

On Friday, April 25, at 9:00 a.m. media representatives are invited to attend the official welcome ceremony for the U.S. troops at Adazi military base. More information on media coverage for this event will be available from the Ministry of Defense.


All media interested in covering the April 24th arrival at Riga International Airport must register NO LATER THAN 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 24 by emailing with the media representative’s name, outlet that they are representing, and contact phone number.

A Mult box will be available for audio of the remarks. Media representatives should bring their own XLR cables to connect to the audio feed.