Held on February 2, the event celebrated the accomplishments of the outgoing 3-8 CAV ("Warhorse") while preparing for the incoming 1-9 CAV ("Headhunters"). It culminated with the former commander of the Battlegroup, Lieutenant Colonel Sean M. Castilla handing over the unit's colors to his successor, Lieutenant Colonel James Ray. Since 2017, the U.S. has been providing soldiers in Poland to reinforce the framework of nations for eFP. Their mission is to train together with the Allies to fortify NATO's ability to deter and defend against any potential threat in the region. The U.S.-led Battlegroup includes the Romanian Sky Guardians, the U.K. Royal Lancers, Prince of Wales Troop, and the 11th Croatian contingent, Panzer Battery, all of whom operate in concert with Poland’s own 15th Mechanized Brigade, headquartered in Giżycko, northeastern Poland.