Loaded: US sends 5,000 tons of ammunition to Germany ‘to help NATO alliance’

Monday, February 22, 2016
By Paul Martin

RT.com
22 Feb, 2016

Washington has dispatched more than 5,000 tons of ammunition to Germany, the largest amount in 10 years, the US military announced, adding that the shipment will help to “continue to enable the NATO alliance” and to defend its allies.

“In the largest single Europe-bound US shipment of ammunition in 10 years, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command … transported over 5,000 tons of ammunition …to the Theater Logistics Support Center Europe’s ammunition depot in Miesau [Germany] Feb. 17-18,”said a statement on the US army website.

“This critical shipment will help us to continue to enable the NATO alliance, and the fact that it’s the largest single shipment in 10 years demonstrates our continued commitment to the defense of our allies,” 21st TSC chief of staff, Colonel Matthew Redding, said.

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