KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany —
The 21st Theater Sustainment Command will receive, stage and transport equipment supporting the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division’s Atlantic Resolve rotation from ports in Esbjerg, Denmark; Riga, Latvia; and Thessaloniki, Greece, during late March and mid-April.
Working with the 598th Transportation Brigade (Surface Deployment and Distribution Command); NATO Allies and host nations Denmark, Latvia, and Greece; respective port authorities and European vendors, 21st TSC will ensure nearly 2,000 pieces of equipment, including aviation assets, arrive at their final destinations at multiple sites in eastern Europe.
Communities in the vicinity of the ports are likely to see an increase in U.S. Army equipment as it transits to its final destinations. The U.S. Army closely coordinates its equipment movement with its host-nation Allies and Partners to ensure transportation operations are conducted safely and with minimal impact on the local community.
The 3rd CAB, stationed at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia, will replace the 1st Armored Division Combat Aviation Brigade as part of a regular rotation of forces to support the United States’ commitment to Atlantic Resolve.
Since April 2014, U.S. Army Europe and Africa has led the Department of Defense’s Atlantic Resolve land efforts by bringing units based in the U.S. to Europe. The deployment of ready, combat-credible U.S. forces to Europe in support of Atlantic Resolve is evidence of the strong and unremitting U.S. commitment to NATO and Europe. Through bilateral, joint and multinational training, Atlantic Resolve builds readiness, increases interoperability and enhances the bond between ally and partner militaries.