Logistics

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EUCOM Rapid Innovation Cell, Final Approval

4:45 PM2/3/2016
Lt. Commander Chris Casne, (left) Chief of NATO Programs for EUCOM's Logistics Directorate presents his submission to Lt. Gen. William B. Garrett III, Deputy Commander of U.S. European Command during the first EUCOM Rapid Innovation Cell forum held Feb. 2, 2016. LCDR Casne is a founding member of the ERIC and currently works as a Naval Officer within the Navy's Civil Engineer Corps. (U.S. European Command Photo by Master Sgt. Charles Larkin Sr./Released)
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Crisis Response Marines test heavy lifting capabilities with Helicopter Support Team

11:16 AM7/12/2016
NAVAL STATION ROTA, Spain – Landing support specialists braved the rough rotor wash beneath an MV-22B Osprey to deliver supplies during a helicopter support team exercise, July 6, 2016.
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11:40 AM7/12/2016
Landing support specialists with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa, attach a 1,098 pound pallet of Meals, Ready to Eat to an MV-22B Osprey during a helicopter support team exercise aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain, July 6, 2016. External lifts allow pilots to deliver large cargo and supplies to Marines located in rough or unknown terrain without having to land the aircraft. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Tia Nagle/Released)
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11:40 AM7/12/2016
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Mackinnly Lewis, a landing support specialist with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa, guides an MV-22B Osprey during a helicopter support team exercise aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain, July 6, 2016. This training prepares Marines to deliver and recover supplies and equipment quickly and efficiently in potential future missions around Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Tia Nagle/Released)
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11:40 AM7/12/2016
An MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa, lifts a 1,098 pound pallet of Meals, Ready to Eat during a helicopter support team exercise aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain, July 6, 2016. External lifts allow pilots to deliver large cargo and supplies to Marines located in rough or unknown terrain without having to land the aircraft. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Tia Nagle/Released)
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11:41 AM7/12/2016
Landing support specialists with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa, brace themselves against rotor wash as an MV-22B Osprey picks up a 1,098 pound pallet of Meals, Ready to Eat during a helicopter support team exercise aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain, July 6, 2016. External lift training prepares the Marines to efficiently attach cargo to the aircraft and helps qualify air crew in the mission-essential task of rapid insertion and extraction in a possible crisis response scenario. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Tia Nagle/Released)
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11:41 AM7/12/2016
Landing support specialists with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa, attach a 1,098 pound pallet of Meals, Ready to Eat to an MV-22B Osprey during a helicopter support team exercise aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain, July 6, 2016. This training prepares the Marines to efficiently attach cargo to the aircraft and helps qualify air crew in the mission-essential task of rapid insertion and extraction. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Tia Nagle/Released)
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11:42 AM7/12/2016
Landing support specialists with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa, await the arrival of an MV-22B Osprey during a helicopter support team exercise aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain, July 6, 2016. This training prepares Marines to deliver and recover supplies quickly and efficiently in potential future missions across Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Tia Nagle/Released)
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11:42 AM7/12/2016
An MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa, transports a 1,098 pound pallet of Meals, Ready to Eat during a helicopter support team exercise aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain, July 6, 2016. External lift training prepares the Marines to efficiently attach cargo to the aircraft and helps qualify air crew in the mission-essential task of rapid insertion and extraction in a possible crisis response scenario. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Tia Nagle/Released)
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116th CBCT moves equipment by land and sea for Saber Guardian

11:51 AM7/12/2016
CINCU, Romania -- In November of 1990, as the United States and its allies were preparing for war with Iraq, Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Ernest T. Cook Jr. said, "Logistics is the hard part of fighting a war." While it may be the hard part of fighting a war, it is also the hard part of conducting an exercise; especially one half-way around the world.
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11:57 AM7/12/2016
CINCU, Romania – Tanks belonging to the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team (CBCT), Idaho Army National Guard are positioned at the Romanian Land Force Combat Training Center (RLF-CTC) in Cincu, July 7, 2016 prior to the start of Exercise Saber Guardian 2016. The vehicles arrived in Romania on June 19 at the Port of Constanta and were shipped via railhead to Cincu. Saber Guardian is a U.S. Army Europe-led exercise, in the spirit of Partnership for Peace. It is designed to promote regional stability and security, while strengthening partnership capacity, and fostering trust while improving interoperability between Romania, the U.S., NATO and Partnership for Peace member nations. The 116th CBCT is one of the U.S. units participating in the exercise, which will also include forces from 11 different countries.
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11:57 AM7/12/2016
CINCU, Romania - A U.S. Soldier guides an M88 Hercules Recovery Vehicle as it backs-up along a dirt road in Viola, Romania July 5. The vehicle, belonging to the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team (CBCT), Idaho Army National Guard is in Romania to be used during Exercise Saber Guardian 2016, which starts July 27. The 116th CBCT is one of the U.S. units participating in the exercise, which will also include forces from 11 different countries.
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11:57 AM7/12/2016
CONSTANTA, Romania – Two American Soldiers walk through the Port of Constanta June 25. The Soldiers, members of the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team (CBCT), Idaho Army National Guard, are in Romania to take part in Exercise Saber Guardian 16. Their equipment was shipped via rail from Idaho and Montana to Charleston Harbor, S.C. where it was loaded on a ship bound for Romania. Once the boat arrived in Romania it was offloaded by the Soldiers and shipped, again, by rail, to Cincu, Romania where the exercise will be held. Saber Guardian is a U.S. Army Europe-led exercise, in the spirit of partnership for peace. It is designed to promote regional stability and security, while strengthening partnership capacity, and fostering trust while improving interoperability between Romania, the U.S., NATO and Partnership for Peace member nations. The 116th CBCT is one of the U.S. units participating in the exercise, which will also include forces from 11 different countries.
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11:57 AM7/12/2016
CONSTANTA, Romania - A U.S. Soldier guides M1A2 Abrams Tanks through the Port of Constanta June 25. The tanks, belonging to the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team (CBCT), Idaho Army National Guard, arrived in Romania June 20, 2016 after being shipped via transport ship from Charleston Harbor, S.C. After being unloaded from the ship, the tanks were shipped via railcar to Cincu, Romania where they will be used by the brigade during Exercise Saber Guardian 2016, which starts July 27. Saber Guardian is a U.S. Army Europe-led exercise, in the spirit of partnership for peace. It is designed to promote regional stability and security, while strengthening partnership capacity, and fostering trust while improving interoperability between Romania, the U.S., NATO and Partnership for Peace member nations. The 116th CBCT is one of the U.S. units participating in the exercise, which will also include forces from 11 different countries.
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11:58 AM7/12/2016
CINCU, Romania – Vehicles belonging to the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team (CBCT), Idaho Army National Guard are positioned at the Romanian Land Force Combat Training Center (RLF-CTC) in Cincu, July 7, 2016 prior to the start of Exercise Saber Guardian 2016. The vehicles arrived in Romania on June 19 at the Port of Constanta and were shipped via railhead to Cincu. Saber Guardian is a U.S. Army Europe-led exercise, in the spirit of Partnership for Peace. It is designed to promote regional stability and security, while strengthening partnership capacity, and fostering trust while improving interoperability between Romania, the U.S., NATO and Partnership for Peace member nations. The 116th CBCT is one of the U.S. units participating in the exercise, which will also include forces from 11 different countries.
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4:59 PM7/12/2016
Staff Sgt. Amanda Turnwald, 127th Civil Engineering Squadron engineering assistant, marks a measurement on a piece of rock wool insulation at a kindergarten in Silmala, Latvia on June 23, 2016. The school is currently undergoing a Humanitarian-civic assistance project to provide the school with up to date renovations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ryan Zeski)
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5:05 PM7/12/2016
Corporal Anders Bukovskis, Latvian National Armed Forces and Staff Sgt. Jarriel Brown, 127th Civil Engineering Squadron electrical journeymen, work on renovations for a kindergarten in Silmala, Latvia on June 18, 2016. The school’s renovations are part of a Humanitarian-Civic Assistance project. The project provides training opportunities for the United States and Latvian soldiers as well as a benefit for the local community. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ryan Zeski)
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5:06 PM7/12/2016
Tech. Sgt. Ken Wilson, 127th Civil Engineering Squadron HVAC supervisor and Staff Sgt. Jared Brunsen, 127th CES HVAC expert, cut sheet plastic at a kindergarten in Silmala, Latvia on June 18, 2016. The school’s renovations are part of a Humanitarian-Civic Assistance project. The project provides training opportunities for the United States and Latvian soldiers as well as a benefit for the local community. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ryan Zeski)
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5:07 PM7/12/2016
An overall view of the kindergarten in Silmala, Latvia that is currently undergoing renovations on June 18, 2016. The school’s renovations are part of a Humanitarian-Civic Assistance project. The project provides training opportunities for the United States and Latvian soldiers as well as a benefit for the local community. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ryan Zeski)
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5:08 PM7/12/2016
Private First Class Rihards Rudzitis, Latvian National Armed Forces, works on the side of a kindergarten building in Silmala, Latvia on June 19, 2016. The school is undergoing construction as part of the U.S. European Command’s Humanitarian Civic-Assistance project. United States and Latvian military engineers are working together to complete the project. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ryan Zeski)
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5:09 PM7/12/2016
Staff Sgt. Amanda Turnwald, 127th Civil Engineering Squadron engineering assistant, marks a measurement on a piece of rock wool insulation at a kindergarten in Silmala, Latvia on June 23, 2016. The school is currently undergoing a Humanitarian-civic assistance project to provide the school with up to date renovations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ryan Zeski)
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5:10 PM7/12/2016
Tech. Sgt. Derek Leppek, 127th Civil Engineering Squadron structures supervisor, cuts into the concrete around a window of a kindergarten school in Silmala, Latvia on June 19, 2016. The school is undergoing construction as part of the U.S. European Command’s Humanitarian Civic-Assistance project. United States and Latvian military engineers are working together to complete the project. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ryan Zeski)
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5:11 PM7/12/2016
Staff Sgt. John Martin, 127th Civil Engineering Squadron pavements and construction supervisor and Tech. Sgt. Ed Hirth, 127th CES firefighter, apply a mud adhesive to rock wool insulation at a kindergarten in Silmala, Latvia on June 23, 2016. The school is currently undergoing a Humanitarian-civic assistance project to provide the school with up to date renovations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ryan Zeski)
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Re-enlistment Ceremony

6:32 PM7/27/2016
KUSEL, Germany – 16th Sustainment Brigade commander, Col. Michelle M.T. Letcher, administers the oath of reenlistment to 53 ‘Knight’s’ Brigade Soldiers in the courtyard of the Burg Lichtenberg castle during a mass reenlistment ceremony April 1st. Soldiers from Grafenwoehr, Kaiserslautern and Baumholder representing the 16th Special Troops Battalion, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion and 39th Transportation Battalion (Movement Control) reaffirmed their oath to serve their nation. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Hannah Morgan, 16th Sustainment Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command)
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EUCOM Director of Logistics Signs ATERES Agreement

10:26 AM4/5/2017
STUTTGART, Germany - Rear Adm. Paul Verrastro (center), U.S. European Command Director of Logistics signs a multinational air transportation, aerial refueling, and other exchange of services (ATARES) program agreement Mar. 24, 2017. The ATERES program is a milestone agreement is the culmination of an eight year staffing effort within the U.S. government between EUCOM, Congress, Joint Staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of State, Transportation Command, and U.S. Africa Command. (U.S. European Command photo by Master Sgt. Charles Larkin Sr.)
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Efficiency and Speed: U.S., Allies & Partners Cooperate to Improve Defense Logistics in Europe

10:26 PM9/14/2018
The biannual meeting assembles multinational collective expertise for the development and implementation of efficient and effective military logistics solutions
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DEFENDER-Europe 20 Begins With 1st Combat Power Arrival

12:00 AM2/20/2020
BREMERHAVEN, Germany— The first combat power into the European theater for DEFENDER-Europe 20 has rolled down the ramp of the American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier The Endurance at the port of Bremerhaven in Germany, February 20. The equipment belongs to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, deploying to Germany from Fort Stewart, Georgia. The arrival of the ARC Endurance signifies the next major step of DEFENDER-Europe 20, the largest deployment of Soldiers from the U.S. to Europe for an exercise in more than 25 years.
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US Army and Air Force in Europe join USAID to provide support to Lebanon

12:00 AM8/11/2020
The 21st Theater Sustainment Command coordinated the movement of 21 pallets of supplies from the Netherlands to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, where members of the 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron, 721st Aerial Port Squadron and 1st Air and Space Communications Operations Squadron downloaded, prepared and loaded the nearly 12,000 pounds of supplies onto a U.S. Air Force C-130.
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NAVSUP, mission partners support USS Harry S. Truman CSG during Neptune Strike 2022

12:42 PM2/8/2022
Logisticians assigned to Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella and its mission partners delivered aviation fuel and more than 800 pallets containing mail, food provisions and cargo to crewmembers of HSTCSG through strategic locations at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, and Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, Greece in support of the NATO-led activity Neptune Strike, Jan. 24-Feb. 4, 2022.
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