SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — The bulk of 7,000 troops being deployed to assist in the Russia-Ukraine crisis will come from Fort Stewart, according to a senior defense official.

The U.S. is deploying 3,800 troops from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. The troops will land in Germany to reassure NATO allies and be prepared to support “a range of other requirements in the region,” according to Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby.

“You all saw the president talk about additional U.S. forces to Europe,” Kirby said Thursday. “At the direction of the president, the secretary has ordered the deployment of 7,000 additional service members.”

Kirby did not say when the troops would arrive but did say they could be deployed to other areas if needed.

“Soldiers of 3rd Infantry Division regularly deploy to support combatant commands all over the world, assisting our allies and partners in a wide range of environments and missions,” said Col. Pete Moon, the 1st ABCT commander. “The Raider Brigade is trained and equipped to deter aggression and to reassure and defend our allies.”

Last week, Georgia National Guard troops were deployed to help prepare Air Force troops in Europe in preparation for a Russian invasion of Ukraine, according to WXIA. The 165th Airlift Wing left Savannah with a tactical airlift package on Feb. 16, to provide logistical support and military aid.

Kirby said Ukrainian units are fighting back against Russia, but could not expand on how effective their efforts have been.

“The Army routinely operates with our NATO allies and partners in order to maintain peace, prosperity and stability in the region,” Moon said. “This will continue. We are trained and ready to provide support and assistance to our allies, and proud to represent the 3rd Infantry Division and XVIII Airborne Corps.”