In October 2022, U.S. Armed Forces will transit through the Republic of Slovenia as part of their regular rotation in Europe. This may result in occasionally increased traffic between Koper and Pince (international border crossing with Hungary) between 9 and 20 October, 2022.
The transportation of allied equipment is planned to take place by train compositions and by road. Road and rail transit from Koper to Hungary will be carried out in a way to minimise the disruption to other road users. The military vehicle convoys will be escorted by SAF military police and will move during off-peak hours.
The Republic of Slovenia and the Slovenian Armed Forces, as a credible partner and ally, will provide all the necessary support for the smooth and safe movement of allied equipment across its territory, which in the European area constitutes an important communication corridor for ensuring peace and security in Europe.
Building on its partnership with the Republic of Slovenia to ensure bilateral security, the U.S. Army will receive equipment through the Slovenian port of Koper. It will receive and offload approximately 850 pieces of equipment assigned to the 101st Division Sustainment Brigade out of Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, which is temporarily deploying in support of U.S. European and NATO allies and in response to the crisis in Ukraine.
The Republic of Slovenia and the Slovenian Armed Forces are providing logistic support to allies and partners as part of the host nation support. All activities are carried out in cooperation with civilian partners in the Republic of Slovenia who provide sea, road and rail movements. The October port operation will be the first deployment of this size and scale that the U.S. Army has conducted in Koper and through the territory of the Republic of Slovenia.