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U.S. Army shipments at the Port of Gulfport

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Today, for the first time ever, the U.S. Army is shipping military vehicles out of the Port of Gulfport. “The story today is that instead of using another port in Texas or South Carolina or Florida, the Army has decided to use this port to move this unit to their next destination.” Major General Jansen D. Boyles tells News 25 the decision to make the Port of Gulfport a strategic port was in the works for over two years. Currently there are only 17 other ports nationwide serving the same purpose. “It feels great because the proposition was that we didn’t know what the outcome would be when we first approached SDDC about using this port and to their credit they jumped right on board.” The first mission of the Port of Gulfport will be transporting military vehicles aboard a commercial ship. Lt. Col. Donald Santillo said, “Although it’s our first mission, we started the planning for this probably about six months ago. So, we did have initial coordination and planned what areas we were going to stage the equipment.” Officials say over 40 local contractors are working on the mission to load up the ship that can hold up to five football fields worth of equipment. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said, “These are our people that are moving this one the ship here and they’re all hired by the federal government and the National Guard to do that work.” Although the manpower fulfilling the mission is coming from Mississippi, the strategic port can also be used for military purposes by all the surrounding states. “This port not only serves Mississippi, but it can serve Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Alabama.” The Port of Gulfport will now have the opportunity to compete for Army business with other nearby ports. “It’s an economic engine for the state and it’s a result of a lot of hard work for a lot of years and I’m real proud of all of them.”

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Today, for the first time ever, the U.S. Army is shipping military vehicles out of the Port of Gulfport. “The story today is that instead of using another port in Texas or South Carolina or Florida, the Army has decided to use this port to move this unit to their next destination.” Major General Jansen D. Boyles tells News 25 the decision to make the Port of Gulfport a strategic port was in the works for over two years. Currently there are only 17 other ports nationwide serving the same purpose. “It feels great because the proposition was that we didn’t know what the outcome would be when we first approached SDDC about using this port and to their credit they jumped right on board.” The first mission of the Port of Gulfport will be transporting military vehicles aboard a commercial ship. Lt. Col. Donald Santillo said, “Although it’s our first mission, we started the planning for this probably about six months ago. So, we did have initial coordination and planned what areas we were going to stage the equipment.” Officials say over 40 local contractors are working on the mission to load up the ship that can hold up to five football fields worth of equipment. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said, “These are our people that are moving this one the ship here and they’re all hired by the federal government and the National Guard to do that work.” Although the manpower fulfilling the mission is coming from Mississippi, the strategic port can also be used for military purposes by all the surrounding states. “This port not only serves Mississippi, but it can serve Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Alabama.” The Port of Gulfport will now have the opportunity to compete for Army business with other nearby ports. “It’s an economic engine for the state and it’s a result of a lot of hard work for a lot of years and I’m real proud of all of them.”
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12495/7354908?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Tue, 08 May 2018 22:32:53 +0000 U.S. Army shipments at the Port of Gulfport Today, for the first time ever, the U.S. Army is shipping military vehicles out of the Port of Gulfport. “The story today is that instead of using another port in Texas or South Carolina or Florida, the Army has decided to use this port to move this unit to their next destination.” Major General Jansen D. Boyles tells News 25 the decision to make the Port of Gulfport a strategic port was in the works for over two years. Currently there are only 17 other ports nationwide serving the same purpose. “It feels great because the proposition was that we didn’t know what the outcome would be when we first approached SDDC about using this port and to their credit they jumped right on board.” The first mission of the Port of Gulfport will be transporting military vehicles aboard a commercial ship. Lt. Col. Donald Santillo said, “Although it’s our first mission, we started the planning for this probably about six months ago. So, we did have initial coordination and planned what areas we were going to stage the equipment.” Officials say over 40 local contractors are working on the mission to load up the ship that can hold up to five football fields worth of equipment. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said, “These are our people that are moving this one the ship here and they’re all hired by the federal government and the National Guard to do that work.” Although the manpower fulfilling the mission is coming from Mississippi, the strategic port can also be used for military purposes by all the surrounding states. “This port not only serves Mississippi, but it can serve Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Alabama.” The Port of Gulfport will now have the opportunity to compete for Army business with other nearby ports. “It’s an economic engine for the state and it’s a result of a lot of hard work for a lot of years and I’m real proud of all of them.” http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12495/7354908?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WXXVDT2 today for the first-time-ever - the u.s. army is shipping - military- vehicles out of the port of - gulfport. - news 25's veronica bayona was a- - - - the port and spoke with some of- the people who made this- possible. - - " the story today is that instead of using- - - - another port in texas or south- carolina or florida, the army - has decided to use this port- to move this unit, to their nex- destination." - - - major general boyles tells news- 25 the decision to make - - - - the port of gulfport a strategi- port was in the works - for over two years- - currently there are only 17 - other ports nation-wide serving- this same - purpose.- "it feels great because the proposition was that we didn't- know what the outcome would be- when we first approached sddc - about using this port, and to - their credit they jumped- right on board." the first mission out of the- port of gulfport will be- transporting- military vehicles aboard a- commercial ship.- " although its our first missio we started the planning for thi- probably about 6- months ago, so we did have- initial coordination and planne- what areas we were going to - stage the equipment." standup: and officials tell us- over 40 local contractors are - - - - working on the mission to load- up the ship that can hold up to- five- football fields worth of- equipment.- "these are our people that are moving this on the ship here, - and they're all hired by the- federal government and the- national guard to do that work.- although the manpower fulfillin- the mission is coming - from the state of mississippi,- the strategic port can also be- used- for military purposes by all th- surrounding states. - "this port not only serves mississippi, but it can serve - louisiana , arkansas tennesee - and - alabama." the port of gulfport will now - have the opportunity to - compete for army business with- other nearby ports. - "its an economic engine for the state, and it's a result of a - lot of hard work for a lot of - years - and i'm real proud of all of- them." in gulfport, veronica bayona, - news 25




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