The M/V Endurance - carrying 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division equipment, helicopters and vehicles - arrived at the Port of Dunkirk, France, on March 6 in support of Atlantic Resolve and Operation Mousquetaire.
This is the seventh Atlantic Resolve aviation rotation and the second rotation for 1 ID Combat Aviation Brigade. The unit is bringing approximately 1,800 personnel, 50 UH-60 and HH-60 Black Hawks, 10 CH-47 Chinkooks, 20 AH-64 Apaches and 1,800 wheeled vehicles and pieces of equipment.
This Atlantic Resolve rotation in conjunction with Operation Mousquetaire at the port of Dunkirk and the Calais Airport offers a unique opportunity for the U.S. military and French allies. An operation of this scale demonstrates a shared bilateral ability to work side-by-side to receive U.S. Army equipment, stage it, and move it efficiently and safely.
Since April 2014, U.S. Army Europe has led the Department of Defense's Atlantic Resolve land efforts by bringing units based in the U.S. to Europe for nine months at a time. Atlantic Resolve provides these rotational units with the ability to build readiness and increase interoperability, and it enhances the bond between ally and partner forces through multinational training events.
There are three types of Atlantic Resolve rotations - armored, aviation and sustainment task force. These rotations are overseen by the 1st Cavalry Division (Forward), a regionally aligned headquarters based in Poznan, Poland.
The M/V Honor arrived in Lithuania in July 2020 to load more than 300 pieces of equipment for 1st Battalion, 9th U.S. Cavalry Regiment, which was returning to Fort Hood, Texas.
The Endurance and Honor are operated for American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier in the Maritime Security Program fleet by TOTE Services. American Maritime Officers represents all licensed officers aboard both ships.