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Support to Allies and Partners in Europe

TRANSCOM’s vital contribution to national security is evident in the command’s ongoing support to Ukraine and the European Command effort in support of our NATO allies. The Joint Deployment and Distribution Enterprise’s agility and responsiveness allows for the rapid deployment of troops and equipment to the EUCOM theater as an assure and deter effort, as well as the delivery of security assistance to Ukraine.

From the Commander

The speed we are moving and level of aid we are providing is unprecedented. It goes to show that when we come together with our Allies and partners, we can move out and meet the promises - that together, we will deliver.


We continue to support the effort to supply security assistance to Ukraine. As the @DeptofDefense’s global transportation enterprise, our ability to move cargo wherever it is needed is because of the hard work of our industry partners and @US_TRANSCOM team! #TogetherWeDeliver.


This is a testament to @US_TRANSCOM’s ability to rapidly project and sustain, whenever and wherever our nation requires. My thanks to the TRANSCOM Total Force team and entire logistics enterprise for their diligence and continued hard work to provide Ukraine security assistance.


This type of impeccable Joint Force synergy increases our ability to rapidly deliver at any scale. Consistently impressed by our warriors making the mission happen!


Our commitment to delivering security assistance to our Ukrainian partners remains steadfast. #TogetherWeDeliver


#TogetherWeDeliver security assistance at the speed of need.


Public Affairs Products


U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division from Camp Pendleton, with U.S. Air Force from 89th Airlift Squadron, 445th Wing, Reach 292 C-17 Wrightpatt Air Base, Ohio, and 452 Air Mobility Wing, 56 Aeroport Squadron March Air Reserve Base, California load M777 Howitzer cannons at March Air Reserve Base, California, April 21, 2022, in an effort of European Support 2022. The United States has now committed more than $3.2 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of the Biden Administration, including approximately $2.6 billion since the beginning of Russia's unprovoked invasion on February 24 (U.S. Air Force video by Maj Perry Covington, 452 Air Mobility Wing/ Public Affairs). Link

Airmen from the 436th Aerial Port Squadron palletize ammunition, weapons and other equipment bound for Ukraine during a foreign military sales mission at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, April 11, 2022. Since 2014, the United States has committed more than $5.4 billion in total assistance to Ukraine, including security and non-security assistance. The United States reaffirms its steadfast commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in support of a secure and prosperous Ukraine. (U.S. Air Force video by Airman 1st Class Cydney Lee). Link

U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force personnel load M777 Howitzer artillery onboard a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III transport at March Air Reserve Base, Calif. on 26, April, 2022. the Howitzers are being transported as part of the United States military aid to Ukraine. (U.S. Air Force video by Staff Sergeant Shawn White). Link

U.S. Air Force Major Kevin Rowe and Marine W-2 Hunter Jones are interviewed on a cargo mobility mission that directly supports the Ukrainian war against Russia. (U.S. Air Force video by Staff Sergeant Shawn White). Link

More photos and videos of DOD European Support operations can be found on the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service, dvidshub.net.

Links to Photos

Munitions movement from Travis AFB to EUCOM - https://www.dvidshub.net/image/71789


USTRANSCOM sends more than 60 Bradley Fighting Vehicles to Ukraine

Release #: 20230130-2 Monday, January 30, 2023
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – U.S. Transportation Command is delivering the first shipment of Bradley Fighting Vehicles to Ukraine as part of the United States’ $2.85 billion military aid agreement announced earlier this year. The shipment — containing more than 60 Bradleys — left the shores of North Charleston, South Carolina, last week, and will provide the Ukrainian …
Support to Allies and Partners in Europe graphic. (USTRANSCOM graphic)

USTRANSCOM delivers critical aid to Ukraine, troops to Europe

Release #: 20220524-1 Tuesday, May 24, 2022
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (May 24, 2022) – U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) has delivered more than 52 million pounds of security assistance equipment to Ukraine that is enabling critical success on the battlefield against the Russian force that invaded there Feb. 24. This aid includes missiles, artillery, tanks, helicopters, and body armor. “The speed and reliability at …

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Inside the Race to Arm Ukraine Before Its Counteroffensive

TIME, April 27 | W.J. Hennigan

With the Ukrainian military on the cusp of launching a counteroffensive, the West has been racing to get arms to the frontlines. TIME visited bases, depots & manufacturing plants across the US & Europe to witness the unfolding mission. Link

Pressures on Ukraine’s power grid pose challenge to U.S. aid delivery

NPR, January 27 | Eric Schmid

Ukraine needs more than weapons to defeat Russia. The U.S. is also working frantically to provide infrastructure to help keep the lights on. Link

Arming Ukraine

BFBS, December 8 | Kate Gerbeau

BFBS podcast anchor, Kate Gerbeau, talks to Major General Laura Lenderman, Director of Operations, U.S Transportation Command, and Brigadier General Charles Bolton, Global Operations Center Chief, about USTRANSCOM’s role in moving aid to Ukraine. Maj. Gen. Lenderman and Brig. Gen. Bolton discuss challenges, successes, partnerships, and lessons learned. The USTRANSCOM portion of the podcast is between the 1:20 minute mark and 10:50 mark. Link

How a Military Base in Illinois Helps Keep Weapons Flowing to Ukraine

New York Times, July 3 | John Ismay

Since the war in Ukraine began four months ago, the Biden administration has contributed billions of dollars in military aid to the Ukrainian government, including American-made machine guns, howitzers and artillery rocket launchers, as well as Russian-designed weaponry that the country's military still uses, like the Mi-17 helicopter. The Pentagon has drawn many of the items from its own inventory. But how they reach Ukraine often involves behind-the-scenes coordination by teams at a military base in Illinois, about 25 miles east of St. Louis. Link

A complex operation is involved as the U.S. sends weapons to Ukraine

NPR, May 5 | Leila Fadel

NPR's Leila Fadel talks to General Jacqueline Van Ovost, head of the U.S. Transportation Command, about the massive task of shipping weapons to Ukraine to help in the fight against Russia. Link

Logistics plays an important role in Ukraine getting weapons from the U.S.

NPR, May 5 | Tom Bowman

The United States continues to send weapons and machinery to Ukraine to help in its war against Russia. The increase in shipments includes much needed howitzers from a U.S. base in Delaware. Link

How military equipment travels from Dover Air Force Base to Ukraine

NBC News, April 30 | Courtney Kube

NBC News’ Courtney Kube has an exclusive look into how billions of dollars in military equipment is transported from Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to Ukraine. With President Biden pledging another $20 billion in U.S. military assistance, the U.S. military is working overtime to deliver ammunition for 155-millimeter howitzers, which U.S. defense officials hope stops Russia’s new advances. The flight to the drop-off point in Poland takes ten hours, but how the weapons get to Ukraine is classified.Link

Dover Air Force flights deliver ‘hope’ to Ukraine

Associated Press, April 29

The rapid pace of shipments to Ukraine out of Delaware's Dover Air Force Base continue. 436th Airlift Wing Commander Col. Matt Husemann says "whether that's delivering bullets or it's delivering bags of food," the flights are offering "hope." Link

A complex operation is involved as the U.S. sends weapons to Ukraine

NPR, May 5 | Leila Fadel

NPR's Leila Fadel talks to General Jacqueline Van Ovost, head of the U.S. Transportation Command, about the massive task of shipping weapons to Ukraine to help in the fight against Russia. Link

See how the U.S. is shipping javelins to Ukraine

CBS News, April 13 | David Martin

Since the Russian invasion began, the U.S. has committed more than $2.5 billion worth of weapons and other military equipment to Ukraine. In a phone call Wednesday with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President Biden pledged an additional $800 million in weapons, ammunition and security assistance. CBS News was given an exclusive look at a shipment of U.S. military weapons bound for the battlefield. Link

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