Atlantic Resolve rotation demonstrates strategic importance of seaport in Alexandroupoli, Greece

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The seaport in Alexandroupoli, Greece is currently supporting the movement of hundreds of U.S. Army equipment items for the upcoming iteration of Atlantic Resolve. The 598th Transportation Brigade, Surface Deployment and Distribution Command and the 21st Theater Sustainment Command began offloading nearly 400 vehicles and containers at Alexandroupoli to include tanks, Bradley Fighting Vehicles and a variety of support equipment on Tuesday, July 20. The equipment belongs to the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division….Following initial staging at the port, the equipment will move by rail and commercial line-haul to forward operating locations in central and eastern Europe.

“In the last two weeks alone, we’ve redeployed equipment from DEFENDER-Europe 21 and uploaded equipment from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division as it heads home following the completion of its own Atlantic Resolve rotation. It’s not only the amount of equipment we’re now able to move through Alexandroupoli, it’s also the type of equipment. For example, this is the very first time we’ve used the port to support the arrival and departure of M1s, Bradleys and other armored and tracked vehicles. That’s an incredible milestone for the entire team here.”

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The 1st ABCT [Armored Brigade Combat Team], 1st ID is deploying with approximately 3,800 Soldiers, 80 tanks, 130 Bradley Fighting Vehicles, 10 Bradley (Variant) Fire Support Team vehicles, 15 Paladins, 500 tracked vehicles, 850 trailers and 1500 wheeled vehicles and other pieces of equipment. The 1st ABCT’s equipment is also arriving at ports located in Gdansk and Gdynia, Poland and Klaipeda, Lithuania, in addition to the port in Alexandroupoli.

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….