MANNHEIM, GERMANY, March 14, 2022 – An M1A2 Abrams main battle tank is loaded onto a German rail car at Coleman worksite in Mannheim, Germany. The 405th Army Field Support Brigade recently began augmenting its line-haul heavy equipment transporter deliveries of an entire armored brigade combat team’s worth of Army Prepositioned Stocks-2 equipment with rail. More than two dozen armored vehicles and equipment pieces – ranging from tanks to Paladin self-propelled howitzers to Bradley fighting vehicles and more – were shipped from Coleman to Grafenwoehr Training Area via Deutsche Bahn, or German railway, March 10. This was the first of many rail movements to come over the next few weeks. The APS-2 is being issued to the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, deployed to Germany from the U.S. This combined U.S.-German mission shows great solidarity and mutual cooperation, and demonstrates a combined strong and unremitting commitment to NATO Allies and partners. Photo by Maj. Allan Laggui / Cameron Porter.