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DEFENDER Europe 2020. Port of Beaumont Staff Sgt Touchstone, on FEB 20th 2020 #KnowYourMil - GEORGE

25 Feb 2020

GEORGE NEWS | DEFENDER-Europe 2020. Port of Beaumont Staff Sgt Touchstone #KnowYourMil | Interview of 842nd Transportation Battalion Staff Sgt. Savannah Touchstone, Port of Beaumont port operations, Beaumont, Texas in support of DEFENDER-Europe 20.In this b-roll interview, Staff Sgt. Touchstone gives her boots-on-the-ground perspective of the Port of Beaumont role in the largest deployment of U.S.-based forces to Europe in 25 years.SDDC units, such as the 842nd Transportation Battalion, practice fort-to-port and port-to-port tasks to rapidly load seagoing vessels to sail combat power to foreign ports of debarkation.The Port of Beaumont is an intermodal transportation facility that is served by three class-one rail carriers, located within 2 miles of Interstate 10, and is situated on a deep-water channel with a 40 foot draft. It is the 5th largest port in the U.S. in terms of tonnage.The 842nd Transportation Battalion, based at the port, deploys and conducts surface deployment/redeployment, distribution and water terminal operations to support and sustain the Warfighter.Twitter:

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