Fort Eustis units prepare to deploy

Fort Eustis units prepare to deploy

U.S. Army Maj. Christopher Franklin, commander, 53rd Movement Control Battalion, 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary), addresses the 612th Movement Control Team during a deployment ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Jan. 26, 2018. Franklin spoke of the 612th MCT's pre-deployment training performance in the previous six months, preparing for Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monica Roybal)

Fort Eustis units prepare to deploy

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Miller, 612th Movement Control Team, 53rd Movement Control Battalion, 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary) detachment sergeant, hugs his son Mason, age four, after a deployment ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Jan. 26, 2018. The ceremony was held to send off the unit in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monica Roybal)

Fort Eustis units prepare to deploy

U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Juraj Bedi, 612th Movement Control Team, 53rd Movement Control Battalion, 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary) movements control officer, spends time with his family after a deployment ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Jan. 26, 2018. The ceremony was held for family members to wish their Soldiers well as they prepare for their deployment in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monica Roybal)

Fort Eustis units prepare to deploy

Alex, age three, son of U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Juraj Bedi, 612th Movement Control Team, 53rd Movement Control Battalion, 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary) movements control officer, wears his father's hat during a deployment ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Jan. 26, 2018. Family members gathered to bid farewell to the members of 612th MCT before their deployment in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monica Roybal)

Fort Eustis units prepare to deploy

Members of the 612th Movement Control Team, 53rd Movement Control Battalion, 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary), salute senior leaders during a deployment ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Jan. 26, 2018. The team has been preparing for deployment to support Operation Atlantic Resolve for the last six months . (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monica Roybal)

Members of the 74th Dive Detachment, 92nd Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade salutes during a deployment ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Jan. 24, 2018. The 74th Dive Det. is planned to support Operation Spartan Shield by conducting dive operations to secure and maintain land-ready operational forces and hinder aggression in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Derek Seifert)

Members of the 74th Dive Detachment, 92nd Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade salutes during a deployment ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Jan. 24, 2018. The 74th Dive Det. is planned to support Operation Spartan Shield by conducting dive operations to secure and maintain land-ready operational forces and hinder aggression in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Derek Seifert)

U.S. Army Lt. Col Perry Stiemke, commander 92nd Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade, speaks during a deployment ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Jan. 24, 2018. The 74th Dive Detachment conducted several field training exercises and small diving missions to prepare for an upcoming deployment in support of Operation Spartan Shield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Derek Seifert)

U.S. Army Lt. Col Perry Stiemke, commander 92nd Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade, speaks during a deployment ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Jan. 24, 2018. The 74th Dive Detachment conducted several field training exercises and small diving missions to prepare for an upcoming deployment in support of Operation Spartan Shield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Derek Seifert)

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. --

Two units from Joint Base Langley-Eustis were recognized during deployment ceremonies conducted at McClellan Fitness Center at Fort Eustis, Virginia, the week of Jan. 22-26, 2018.

Family members and senior leaders gathered at the ceremonies to send off their loved ones and fellow Soldiers.

The 612th Movement Control Team, 53rd Movement Control Battalion, 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary) is scheduled to deploy in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. The team has spent the last six months focused on pre-deployment training and has traveled the nation to hone key skills required to complete their mission.

“Our unit’s mission is to coordinate transportation support for brigade combat teams and friendly forces throughout the area of operations,” said Capt. Michael Weidner, commander, 612th MCT, 53rd MCB, 7th Trans. Bde. (Ex.). “We are very proud of our soldiers, most of whom have already been gone from home for two out of the last six months preparing for our mission.”

Operation Atlantic Resolve is the United States’ response to ongoing concerns regarding Russia’s presence in Ukraine. The U.S. is displaying sustained commitment to security and stability alongside NATO and allied partners through this operation.

The 74th Dive Detachment, 92nd Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade has also been working hard on refining skills to ensure unit mission readiness in support of Operation Spartan Shield.

Beginning in 2011, Operation Spartan Shield has established efforts in the Middle East to secure and maintain land-ready operational forces and hinder aggression in the region.

 “The deployment preparation has extended over the previous six months,” said Capt. Barrett LeHardy, commander, 74th Dive Det., 92nd Engineer. Bn., 20th Engineer Bde. “We conducted multiple ranges, several field training exercises and small diving missions to prepare our soldiers for what’s to come.”