Photo Credit: Mark D. Diamond, HQSDDC Command Affairs
A U.S. Army vehicle operator uses a TEREX Super Stacker to load a 20-foot-by-10-foot shipping container aboard a train at Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Military Ocean Terminal Concord, Calif. The container was one of about 262 containers unloaded recently from the vessel, TSgt. John A. Chapman. The Chapman, named in honor of a U.S. Air Force combat controller killed in Afghanistan in 2002, 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.