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NEWS | June 16, 2014

841st TB “Out Front” from coast to coast

By Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Seifert 841st Transportation Battalion deputy commander

The 841st Transportation Battalion continues to set the bar high after completing several major evolutions.

This past May, 841st TB personnel safely and successfully completed two APS-3 missions; the USNS Pomeroy upload (1294 pieces of cargo), was followed by the USNS Watkins download (1456 pieces of cargo). Additionally, the Watkins was the platform used for the real-time mission in coordination with U.S. Transportation Command for the Joint Task Force - Port Opening exercise, "Steel Gator" in Charleston, S.C.

During the APS-3 mission, the 841st TB sent its Deployment and Distribution Support Team to the National Training Center at Fort. Irwin, Calif., from May 28 through June 10, providing surface redeployment and distribution support to the 2-25 Stryker Brigade Combat Team and 25th Combat Aviation Brigade. The team supported the onward movement and reintegration of equipment to Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, through the ports of Long Beach, Oakland and San Diego.

Lieutenant Commander Brian Memoli, 841st TB commander, said, "The Soldiers and civilians from the 833rd and 842nd provided outstanding support, and due to the strong support from the 597th BDE, we were absolutely prepared for these large, labor-intensive missions."