U.S. Armored unit equipment arrives at the Port of Vlissingen for DEFENDER-Europe 20

March 9, 2020

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WIESBADEN, Germany —

U.S. Army Europe invites members of the press to participate in a media event at 12:30 p.m., March 14 at the Port of Vlissingen in the Netherlands. 

As DEFENDER-Europe 20 moves into high gear, members of the British 104th Logistic Support Brigade along with the U.S. Army’s 21st Theater Sustainment Command and 598th Transportation Brigade will conduct download operations and preparations for follow-on movements.

Track and wheeled vehicles and other equipment from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, will arrive in Vlissingen as the U.S. Army continues to work with allies and partners in the largest deployment of U.S. forces to Europe in more than 25 years.

To RSVP, please provide the following information to USArmyEurope.MediaDesk@mail.mil by 3 p.m., Thursday, March 11:

1.         First and last name

2.         Media organization

3.         Country of citizenship

4.         Place of birth

5.         Date of birth (Day-Month-Year)

6.         Passport number

7.         Phone number

8.         Email

9.         Vehicle make and License Number

Members of the press should arrive no later than 11:30 a.m. Exact meeting location will be provided after the RSVP deadline to registered media. Be sure to bring your ID and passport with you on the day of the event.

DEFENDER-Europe 20 demonstrates the U.S. military's ability to rapidly deploy a large combat-credible force from the U.S. to Europe to support NATO and respond to a crisis. Once in Europe, U.S. service members will spread out across the region to participate in various annual exercises with our allies and partners. DEFENDER-Europe 20 will conclude with the redeployment of U.S.-based forces and equipment. For more information, visit www.eur.army.mil/DefenderEurope.

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