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News Release
Tuesday, June 09, 2015


BEAUMONT – On Tuesday, Lieutenant Colonel Darrin Bowser handed over command of the 842nd Transportation Battalion to Lieutenant Colonel Brad Bane. The ceremony was at the 842nd Transportation Battalion Headquarters located inside the Port of Beaumont.

Lieutenant Colonel Bowser commanded the 842nd from June of 2013 to June of 2015. He departs the area to accept an assignment in Washington, D.C. at the Pentagon. Listen (3:45)

Lieutenant Colonel Bane comes to Beaumont from Vicenza, Italy where he served as the G4 Mobility Operations Officer and the Secretary of the General Staff for United States Army Africa (USARAF). Listen (1:26)
Bane Bio

The 842nd Transportation Battalion is part of the Army’s Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command. This command has been at the forefront of our nation since September 11, 2001, serving to deploy and redeploy military units overseas for combat operations. In the past two years, the command has been equally busy receiving equipment returning from war that will be refurbished and reset to meet any future contingency operations for our nation. The unit contracts with commercial rail and truck activities to move military cargo back to home stations and Army depots. The unit is comprised of Service Members and Civilians working with the Port of Beaumont and commercial stevedores to get the job done.

The Port of Beaumont is recognized as the #1 military cargo port in the world.

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