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Mon Nov 7, 2016, 03:39 PM Nov 2016

Biggest ammo shipment in 20 years arrives in Germany [View all]

Source: US Army

NORDENHAM, Germany - The largest single Army-run shipment of ammunition to Europe in more than two decades, over 600 shipping containers worth, arrived in Germany Oct. 29.

The Army and Air Force ammunition arrived at the port in Nordenham, Germany, where it was loaded onto trains and shipped to Miesau Army Depot, Germany, for storage and distribution.

"The shipment by itself is special because it's over 620 containers," said Lt. Col. Brad Culligan, commander, 838th Transportation Battalion, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, "We continue to build up the presence in Europe. This will help with reassuring our allies, along with the common defense of Europe if needed."
Reassuring European allies by increasing the readily available ammunition also increases the readiness of U.S. forces stationed in Europe.

"This is about deterrence," said Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commanding general, U.S. Army Europe. "We could have 1,000 tanks over here, but if we didn't have the ammunition for them they would not have any deterrent effect. It's another example of the commitment of the United States to security and stability in Europe."

"It's the ultimate theater sustainment," Culligan said. "We're bringing ammunition into the theater to resupply and set the stage for the European theater for any type of exercises or potential future missions that may come about."

Read more: https://www.army.mil/article/177936

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In other words... jmowreader Nov 2016 #1
Actually, it is for Trump's Mighty Whitey Militia.... JunkYardDogg Nov 2016 #2
Cold War ll is official. Thanks, Putin. nt onehandle Nov 2016 #3
No wonder we can't find and .22LR in the store GreydeeThos Nov 2016 #4
not quite.... 8 track mind Nov 2016 #5
I can find 22 all day long, but still at 1.5x the cost it should be. ileus Nov 2016 #9
The military awoke_in_2003 Nov 2016 #10
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