"Atlantic Resolve" – Movement of U.S. Army Equipment through the State of Baden-Württemberg

May 22, 2018

WIESBADEN, Germany — WIESBADEN, Germany – The 1st Armored Brigade of the 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood, Texas replaces the 2nd Armored Brigade of the 1st Infantry Division from Fort Riley, Kansas, for the third rotation of Atlantic Resolve. The equipment has already been transferred to Europe by sea to the Belgian port of Antwerp. The unloading started on May 21, 2018

Equipment will be transported via barge and rail through the State of Baden-Württemberg.

On May 25, wheeled vehicles and heavy equipment will be transported by barges from the port in Antwerp to Mannheim. The cargo will be loaded onto the railway at the port area in Mannheim and then transported by rail to Poland.

Military movements may temporarily disrupt road and rail traffic.

As part of Host Nation Support, the German Armed Forces is providing assistance to Operation Atlantic Resolve through the Joint Service Support Command (JSCC). They coordinate assistance to allied and partner armed forces during their stay in Germany. The JSCC provided infrastructure and capabilities include: storage areas and facilities, supplies, food and lodging, repair, transport, and handling.

Operation Atlantic Resolve aims to ensure peace and stability in the Eastern European NATO countries. Since April 2014, U.S. Army Europe has led land forces efforts on behalf of the U.S. military, by conducting continuous, enhanced multinational training and security cooperation activities with allies and partners in Eastern Europe. The multinational training and security cooperation activities are taking place in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, and Hungary. The training events improve interoperability, strengthen relationships and trust among allied armies, contribute to regional stability, and demonstrate U.S. commitment to NATO.

For media queries, please contact the U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs Office in Wiesbaden, phone: 0611-143.537.0008 or 0022, or by email: usarmyeurope.contact@mail.mil.