port support activity


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port support activity

A tailorable support organization composed of mobilization station assets that ensures the equipment of the deploying units is ready to load. The port support activity (PSA) operates unique equipment in conjunction with ship loading operations. The PSA is operationally controlled by the military port commander or terminal transfer unit commander. Also called PSA. See also support.
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The military personnel that compose the port support activity are usually army reservists or Marine Corps reservists.
An additional 16 Port Support Activity personnel from Fort Hood, Texas, a cadre of Coastguardsmen from Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur, and port labor complete "Team Beaumont.
The Port Support Activity, provided by ITT contractors from Fort Benning, Ga.
The SDDC team at Beaumont was supported by the Port Support Activity along with P & O Ports in their challenge to discharge deadlined equipment off the vessel and load the same equipment onto railcars or truck beds.