💥Joe Goes “Biden” His Time: 3000 Reservists Get Green Light for European Vacation 🌍
TL;DR; The Oval Office Occupant, President Joe Biden, recently gave the Pentagon a thumbs up 👍 to send up to 3,000 American reserve forces to Europe. But before you picture them basking in the sun on a Mediterranean beach, hold on! These forces are set to assist in Operation Atlantic Resolve 🛡️ amid the ongoing war in Ukraine, not directly involved but more like friendly neighbors ready to lend a hand 🤝. In this chess game of international politics, what’s the next move? 🤔
Enter the Scene: Imagine you are a reservist, waking up to find out that you’ve been assigned to Europe. Not for wine tasting 🍷 or exploring ancient castles 🏰, but to bolster NATO forces in the name of Operation Atlantic Resolve. Sounds like an epic adventure movie, right? 🎥
Just another day in the office for President Joe Biden, who signed the executive order, officially giving our reservists the same benefits as their active-duty pals. While they won’t be directly involved in Ukraine’s war (since Ukraine isn’t a member of NATO), they will be ready to assist US European Command if needed.
Lt. Gen. Douglas Sims had a few words to say about it, noting that the new designation comes with perks, including “increases in authorities, entitlements, and access to the Reserve component forces and personnel.” Hmm, that sounds pretty decent, doesn’t it?
But don’t get your bags packed just yet, reserve folks! A defense official has mentioned that it could take up to six months to deploy these reservists due to the advance notice required. So, you may want to put a pause on that Rosetta Stone French course for now. 🇫🇷
So, what’s the gig? The additional troops are expected to dive into roles typically filled by the reserves, such as logistics, sustainment, and healthcare. Basically, no dodging bullets, but probably plenty of paperwork 📑 and perhaps a few dental checkups.
We’ve been sending forces to Europe under Atlantic Resolve since 2014 to work with our international buddies. The new designation, according to Pentagon press secretary Brig. Gen. Patrick Ryder, means the Defense Department can provide better support and maintain our forces.
And, let’s not forget the dollars 💵. The executive order allows the tracking of spending directly associated with this contingency. A win for accountability? Maybe!
In the end, it’s all about supporting Atlantic Resolve, offering activated reservists the same benefits as their active-duty counterparts, and ensuring the US stands by its allies.
And here’s a question to ponder: What would YOU do if you were suddenly called upon to serve halfway across the world? 🌏 Are you ready for an unexpected adventure? More importantly, do you think this move will significantly impact the situation in Ukraine, or is it just a drop in the ocean? 🌊 Share your thoughts! 💭