As of December 2022, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) has delivered more than 313 million pounds of equipment to Ukraine to help them defend themselves against Russia. While the year is coming to an end, USTRANSCOM’s commitment to deliving hope and aid to Ukraine will continue.

USTRANSCOM began delivering security assistance cargo to Ukraine Jan. 21, and began movement of U.S.-based forces to Europe Feb 3. The command has airlifted more than 16,000 troops from the U.S. to Europe to assure allies and deter further Russian aggression.

The equipment and supplies delivered to Europe, including missiles, artillery, tanks, helicopters and more, have proven critical to success on the battlefield against Russian forces that invaded Ukraine Feb. 24.

“The speed and reliability at which we are delivering this significant assistance demonstrates America’s stalwart support for the Ukrainian government,” said Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, USTRANSCOM commander. “No other nation has the strategic comparative advantage in logistics we are leveraging on behalf of Ukraine.”

USTRANSCOM has three component commands that conduct global mobility operations by air and surface modes of transportation. They are Air Mobility Command (AMC), Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC), and Military Sealift Command (MSC).

“Together, SDDC and MSC have delivered armored vehicles, ammunition, fuel and other vital supplies where they were needed,” Van Ovost said. “AMC military and commercial air carriers have deployed significant volumes of troops and continue to deliver critical lethal aid for Ukraine’s defense.”

USTRANSCOM and its commercial partners have collectively flown over 900 flights to deliver aid to Ukraine and U.S. partners this year to deter Russian aggression.

“USTRANSCOM’s strategic use of airlift is often highlighted,” indicated Lt. Gen. John Sullivan, USTRANSCOM’s deputy commander. He said the command had relied heavily on commercial air partners and their cargo fleets.