BEAUMONT, TX – The U.S. Army’s 842nd Transportation Battalion, 597th Transportation Brigade loaded a Patriot Missile Battery on board ARC’s M/V Resolve on October 31. The missile battery was discharged in Iskenderun, Turkey on November 20 in support of ongoing NATO operations in the region.

According to the NATO website, six Patriot missile batteries are now operating under NATO command and control in southern Turkey. The NATO Alliance deployed these assets in order to augment Turkey’s air defense capabilities to defend the population and territory of Turkey. This deployment is defensive only and represents a concrete demonstration of Alliance solidarity and resolve.

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