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Re: You drive onto a train, then thru the Chunnel....

September 22, 2022 02:27PM
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JamesJM

I do not remember Nellingen.... although it was certainly there while I was in Germany. One friend lived at Kelley Barracks, the other at Panzer... then a few friends I made while in Germany were on the main Stuttgart base but I can't recall the actual name - perhaps you remember?

Are you thinking of Robinson Barracks, perhaps? I didn't think there were still U.S. military bases still operational in Germany anymore. I had to look it up. Info on the internet says there are only 11 U.S. military installations left in Germany.

[www.operationmilitarykids.org]

That number should be going down per the following article.


US Army to Keep 6 Sites in Europe, Nixing Transfer Plan

6 Aug 2021
Associated Press

BERLIN — The U.S. Army in Europe and Africa said Friday it will retain six sites that were previously scheduled to be returned to Germany and Belgium amid growing demand for facilities on the continent.

A seventh site, in Germany, will be transferred to the Air Force, it said.

The sites were originally announced for closure in 2015 and, in one case, 2010. But the decision was reassessed as demand for facilities outgrew construction and renovation.

The sites being retained in Germany are the Barton Barracks, Ansbach; Pulaski Barracks, Kaiserslautern; Coleman Barracks, Mannheim; Weilimdorf Warehouse, Stuttgart and Amelia Earhart Center, Wiesbaden.

In Belgium, the Army is holding on to the Daumerie Barracks, it said.

The Husterhoeh Barracks in Pirmasens, Germany, will be handed to U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Africa.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin ordered a months-long “global posture” review just days after taking office in January. That review is not done, and is expected to be finished in the fall.

The review will assess how the United States can best arrange and support its worldwide network of troops, weapons, bases and alliances to align with changing foreign policy and security threats.

The U.S. has made it clear that it views China -- not militant groups such as al-Qaida or the Islamic State group -- as the top national security challenge. And the posture review could involve additional movement of U.S. troops and assets to the Pacific region.

Other top commanders, however, have also argued that they face similar challenges from Iran, China and Russia on their continents -- including Europe and Africa.

It wasn’t clear Friday how these latest moves by the Army in Europe will fit into that global review.

[www.military.com]




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  You drive onto a train, then thru the Chunnel....

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  Yes, the bases are fading quickly..... Interesting article!

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  Very good news and surprised to learn my son's route...

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