Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore

Thursday July 31, 2008

What is it?

Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore (JLOTS), Exercise Pacific Strike 2008, is a comprehensive joint logistics exercise, hosted by the U.S. Pacific Command and the U.S. Transportation Command, which demonstrates the U.S. military's ability to unload equipment from cargo ships without the benefit of a port. It also exercises the reception, staging and onward movement (RSO) of that equipment and material to the American warfighter.

What has the Army done?

This year the exercise will take place in and around Camp Pendleton, Calif., from July 1 to Aug. 3, and will be commanded by Army Maj. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, commander of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command, in cooperation with Naval Beach Group One, Surface Deployment Distribution Command, Military Sealift Command as well as additional Army and Navy units.

The event is in support of 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team's, 25th Infantry Division, scheduled training rotation at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif., beginning Aug. 3.

The brigade's equipment will be transported by ship from Oahu, Hawaii, to Camp Pendleton, where it will be offloaded using a variety of Army and Navy lighterage, including the Navy Elevated Causeway System (ELCAS) and the Army Trident Pier, a temporary, three-pronged pier transported from Fort Eustis, Va. for JLOTS 2008.

Why is this important to the Army?

Exercise Pacific Strike 2008 will greatly increase our ability to transport and deliver essential equipment and supplies to areas stricken by natural disaster even under the most severe conditions.
The event also aims to strengthen the ties between the Army, Navy and Marine Corps and both demonstrates and improves the communication, security and readiness of the entire U.S. military.

Resources:

USARPAC/ 8th Theater Sustainment Command

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SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

"In the war plans that we've got for the United States military, Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore (JLOTS) plays an important roll. It's a strategic roll. The ability to move large amounts of forces behind an enemy to a strategic geographical location, perhaps behind the enemy lines where the enemy doesn't suspect it, because there's no port there and all of a sudden we're able to get in behind the enemy and change the tide of a battle."

-Maj. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, commander, Exercise Joint Task Force 8 and 8th Theater Sustainment Command

Soldiers, Sailors train 'over the shore'

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