Photo Credit: Mark D. Diamond, HQSDDC Command Affairs
Army vehicle operators use giant TEREX Super Stackers to load 20-foot-by-10-foot shipping containers aboard a train waiting just off the transfer pad at Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Military Ocean Terminal Concord, Calif. The containers were discharged from the vessel, TSgt. John A. Chapman, named in honor of a U.S. Air Force combat controller killed in Afghanistan in 2002. The Chapman is assigned to Military Sealift Command's Prepositioning Program. According to an MSC website, afloat prepositioning strategically places military equipment and supplies aboard ships located in key ocean areas to ensure rapid availability during a major theater war, a humanitarian operation or other contingency.