KOPER, Slovenia— Equipment from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Division Sustainment Brigade (‘Lifeliners’), arrived at the port here, October 9, 2022, as the unit began its deployment to Europe.

Approximately 800 equipment items arrived aboard the commercial cargo vessel Liberty Promise and will stage at the port in preparation for onward movement to locations in the European theater. The operation is the single largest deployment of U.S. Army equipment conducted at the port and is the culmination of months of planning and coordination.

“We’ve been working closely with our Slovenian allies and the 101st to ensure the reception, staging and onward movement of the 101st DSB’s equipment would be executed rapidly and safely,” said Lt. Col. Carey Way, 839th Transportation Battalion commander. “As soon as we received the Liberty Promise at the port, we were able to immediately begin downloading equipment and the cooperation between SDDC, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, 16th Sustainment Brigade, our Slovenian partners and the port has been tremendous.

Efficiently moving the 101st DSB’s equipment from the port to follow-on locations in Poland and Romania via commercial rail and trucking is the responsibility of the 21st TSC, who execute the complex coordination required to deliver the 101st DSB’s equipment.