Killeen News Now – According to Fort Hood Officials, nearly 160 soldiers from the III Armored Corps at Fort Hood deployed today to support the NATO Response Force announced on February 24.
Among those deployed are the 96th Transportation Company and the 297th Inland Cargo Transfer Company. Both are from the 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command and the 11th Corps Signal Brigade, under the III Armored Corps based at Fort Hood. They will augment U.S. forces in the European theater. They are trained and equipped for various missions and will reinforce the U.S. European Command posture on NATO’s eastern flank.
“Our soldiers are trained and ready,”Col. Matthew Ruedi, the 13th ESC deputy commanding officer.
“Elements of our heavy transportation company have deployed to Europe to reassure NATO allies, deter Russian aggression, and are prepared to support a range of other operations in the region.”Col. Matthew Ruedi, the 13th ESC deputy commanding officer.
“Things can change rapidly in situations like this. Making sure we communicate with our families not only helps manage expectations, but it also contributes to our overall readiness.”Col. Matthew Ruedi, the 13th ESC deputy commanding officer.