Allied personnel issue European activity set gear to US Army soldiers

1 November 2015 (Last Updated November 1st, 2015 18:30)

The US Army's 3rd Infantry Division has received European Activity Set gear for training during upcoming Europe missions.

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The US Army's 3rd Infantry Division has received European activity set gear for training during upcoming Europe missions.

Issued by allied personnel, the gear is a combined-arms, battalion-sized group of vehicles and equipment. It is positioned in Europe to outfit regionally allocated US forces when they rotate into theatre for training or contingency operations.

More than 250 pieces of equipment were moved by rail and line-haul movements for Nato Exercise Trident Juncture 2015, and other operations conducted as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

"Support and advice from 39th Transpiration Battalion was instrumental in the transportation of over 150 pieces of equipment."

Soldiers from the 66th Transportation Company, in conjunction with the branch movement control team at Coleman Barracks, oversaw the movement of equipment.

1st Brigade 1-41 2nd lieutenant Robert A Straskulic said: "Not having operated in Europe previously, the support and advice from 39th Transpiration Battalion was instrumental in the transportation of over 150 pieces of equipment from 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery Regiment.

"The 39th Transportation Battalion works with our demanding timelines in order for us to meet our training objectives."

Trident Juncture 2015 will take place throughout Italy, Portugal, Spain, the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea and also Canada, Norway, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. It will involve 36,000 troops from more than 30 nations.

The exercise will demonstrate Nato's increased ambition in joint modern warfare and will showcase a capable, forward-leading Alliance, equipped with the appropriate capability and capacity to meet present and future security challenges.


Image: Soldiers help load vehicles onto commercial trucks headed to Romania and Bulgaria in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve-South in Mannheim, Germany. Photo: courtesy of Sgt. Daniel Wyatt via the US Army.