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Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey, left, stands beside Spc. Emily Houdershieldt during his tour of U.S. Army Europe, Friday, April 21, 2017, in Grafenwoehr, Germany.
Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey, left, stands beside Spc. Emily Houdershieldt during his tour of U.S. Army Europe, Friday, April 21, 2017, in Grafenwoehr, Germany. (Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes)
Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey, left, stands beside Spc. Emily Houdershieldt during his tour of U.S. Army Europe, Friday, April 21, 2017, in Grafenwoehr, Germany.
Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey, left, stands beside Spc. Emily Houdershieldt during his tour of U.S. Army Europe, Friday, April 21, 2017, in Grafenwoehr, Germany. (Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes)
Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey, left, speaks with Armed Forces Network soldiers in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Friday, April 21, 2017, during his tour of U.S. Army Europe.
Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey, left, speaks with Armed Forces Network soldiers in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Friday, April 21, 2017, during his tour of U.S. Army Europe. (Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes)
Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey, right, takes a selfie with a soldier in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Friday, April 21, 2017, on the last day of his tour of U.S. Army Europe.
Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey, right, takes a selfie with a soldier in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Friday, April 21, 2017, on the last day of his tour of U.S. Army Europe. (Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes)

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey visited soldiers in Germany and Latvia during a four-day tour of U.S. Army Europe’s area of operations that wrapped up on Friday.

During his tour, he observed U.S. forces training with NATO allies.

“I am extremely impressed with what I’ve seen here in Europe,” Dailey said. “We’ve put them in places where American soldiers haven’t been in 70 years, and they’ve figured it out. They’ve worked things out with the locals to build trust and confidence. The soldiers here have gone above and beyond.”

In Latvia, Dailey met with Latvian military and civilian leaders to gauge their views on the American presence.

“When I talked to the local leaders in Latvia, you could see a smile on their faces. They’re glad that we’re here,” he said. “They remember the effects of war in their country. And they remember that American soldiers did what they did 70 years ago. That memory is still alive here in Europe.”

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