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U.S. Army in Europe is uniquely positioned to build teams, assure allies and deter enemies. Our area of operations of more than eight million square miles, spanning three continents, contains 51 countries with one-eighth of the world’s population and about one fourth of the world’s gross domestic product.


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U.S. Army Europe is uniquely positioned to advance American strategic interests across Eurasia and has unparalleled capability to prevent conflict, shape the environment and, if necessary, win decisively.

The relationships we build during more than 1000 theater security cooperation events in more than 40 countries each year lead directly to support for multinational contingency operations around the world, strengthen regional partnerships, and enhance global security.

By 2015 U.S. Army Europe will have transformed to 30,000 Soldiers, at seven communities, in a mix of heavy, Stryker and airborne brigade combat teams combined with key theater support elements. This full-spectrum balance ensures U.S. Army Europe remains capable, effective and able to address and prevent current and future security challenges.


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A PROFESSIONAL FORCE:

USAREUR is balanced across a corps headquarters, a mix of brigade combat teams, an aviation brigade; a theater sustainment command, a military intelligence brigade, a theater network command, a regionally focused medical command and a regionally focused air and missile defense command. We also have a trained and ready Contingency Command Post able to command and control a joint task force.

We have the force structure, equipment, training, sustainment, and partners to prevent conflict, shape the international environment, and win decisively and dominantly. USAREUR provides and trains key units and personnel for the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan; trains with partner European nations land forces; and recently supported Operation Unified Protector in Libya.

STRATEGIC STANCE:

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The mission in Europe has changed dramatically since the 1980s, and so have we. Down in size 80%, we are tailored in Eurasia to train, deploy, and support U.S. national objectives across the U.S. European Command (EUCOM) 51 country area of responsibility from Italy to Russia, and Denmark to Azerbaijan, and including Israel. We also provide essential support to AFRICOM and SOCOM, while contributing significantly to CENTCOM, TRANSCOM, STRATCOM and CYBERCOM.

The trust we build every day with our Eurasian partners is key to the access the U.S. needs to protect our national security interests. For instance, the European Phased Adaptive Approach to missile defense is underway in Romania, Poland and Turkey. Furthermore, much of the supplies to forces operating today in Afghanistan go through the Northern Distribution Network across our area of operations.

The doctrinal name for the Army Service Component Command (ASCC) of a geographic combatant command is “theater army.” USAREUR, also known as the Seventh Army, provides Army Support to Other Services and are the DoD’s executive agent in Europe for Conventional Ammunition, Military Immunization, Mortuary Affairs, Armed Services Blood Program Office, Veterinary Services, Military Postal Services, and Customs Inspection.

CAPABLE AND COMMITTED PARTNERS:

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Because we are here and we train together every day, America’s European allies are able operate side by side with us in an array of operations to ensure common capability and common security, including identifying and mitigating transnational threats that affect all our citizens.

Along with EUCOM and its Air, Naval and Marine components, USAREUR’s presence reassures European allies of U.S. commitment to mutual security. In response, since the start of combat operations nearly a decade ago, the vast majority of non-U.S. troops in Afghanistan are from 38 NATO and non-NATO European nations.

In addition, we facilitate the training for those troop contributions; and that mission continues. Annually there are 25 multinational training events at the Joint Multinational Training Command in Grafenwöhr and Hohenfels, Germany, and JMTC personnel participate in more than 1,000 theater security cooperation events in 42 countries.

STRONG COMMUNITIES:

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Headquartered in Wiesbaden, Germany, and with about 30,000 personnel at seven major garrisons in three countries (Benelux in Belgium and the Netherlands; Ansbach, Bavaria, Rheinland-Pfalz, Stuttgart and Wiesbaden in Germany; and Vicenza in Italy), U.S. Army Europe is uniquely positioned in its 51 country Area of Responsibility to advance American strategic interests in Europe and Eurasia.

With the excellent facilities here, including the world-class medical center in Landstuhl, Germany, and the personal and professional broadening experiences attendant on living in Europe, our forces’ quality of life is commensurate with their commitment to national defense.

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Building Trust

U.S. Army Europe multinational exercises ensure interoperability with our current, and potential, coalition partners, and for working out possible mission command issues including computer network and communications interoperability.

Because of our location in Europe, we are able to interact with large numbers of foreign militaries and routinely integrate coalition building and maintenance activities.

These exercises are a smart investment. They not only build allies, they increase our military proficiency, and they create trust and understanding between the Soldiers and leaders of Europe and the U.S.

 

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The U.S. Army has had strong European allies since the German Baron von Steuben, the Polish Gen. Kościuszko, the Hungarian Col. Kovats de Fabricy, and the French marquis de Lafayette, helped us win our first battles in the American Revolutionary War more than 230 years ago.

WWI

The American Expeditionary Forces or AEF were the United States Armed Forces sent to Europe in World War I. President Woodrow Wilson appointed Major General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing commander of the AEF in May 1917. By June 1917, 14,000 U.S. soldiers had already arrived in France, and by May 1918 over one million U.S. troops were stationed in France, half of them being on the front lines. Pershing insisted that the American force would not be used merely to fill gaps in the French and British armies, and he resisted European efforts to have U.S. troops deployed as individual replacements in decimated Allied units.

The AEF fought on the Western Front during the Aisne Offensive (at Château-Thierry and Belleau Wood) in June 1918, and fought its major actions in the Saint-Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne Offensives in late 1918. Late in the war American units ultimately fought in two other theaters at the request of European powers; Pershing sent troops of the 332nd Infantry to Italy, and President Wilson agreed to send troops, the 27th and 339th Infantry Regiments, to Russia; these latter two were known as the American Expeditionary Force Siberia, and the American Expeditionary Force North Russia. Victory was achieved on November 11, 1918.

American soldiers remained in Europe for some time as the demobilization continued, guarding against renewed hostilities. A newly activated Third Army crossed the French border into Germany on December 1, 1918, to occupy the region around Koblenz, between Luxembourg and the Rhine River. Eight U.S. divisions organized into three corps participated in the occupation of Germany. American occupation forces encountered no unusual difficulties with the populace, and their numbers were rapidly reduced after the Paris Peace Conference ended in May 1919. They numbered only about 15,000 by the beginning of 1920. After rejecting the Treaty of Versailles that resulted from the peace conference, the United States technically remained at war with Germany until a separate peace was signed in the summer of 1921. Occupying forces gradually withdrew after that, until the last thousand troops departed on January 24, 1923.

WWII

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On June 8, 1942 the War Department officially established European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army, or ETOUSA (not to be confused with the joint United States European Command (USEUCOM) of today). Its mission was to conduct planning for the eventual retaking of Europe and to exercise operational control over U.S. forces.

That HQ has its roots in Europe in January 1942 when American soldiers opened a command post in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Fittingly, those first arrivals were the advance party of Headquarters, V Corps, still the centerpiece of USAREUR's combat forces.

Headquartered in London, ETOUSA was first commanded by Maj. Gen. James E. Chaney, an Army Air Corps officer. Then-Maj. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower replaced Chaney in late June, but the following month he departed England to assume new duties as the commander-in-chief of Operation Torch, the successful Allied invasion of North Africa. Eisenhower returned in January 1944 and the following month was officially designated as the Supreme Allied Commander Europe. He also maintained his leadership of ETOUSA, serving in a dual role until the end of hostilities in Europe in May 1945.

The command grew rapidly. At the end of January 1942 there were 4,000 American service members in the United Kingdom. That number swelled to 55,000 by the time ETOUSA was established in June, and by the end of the year 135,000 Americans were massed in Great Britain to train for the assault on the continent that would take place two years later on the beaches of Normandy. When the invasion was launched on June 6, 1944, more than 1.5 million U.S. Army personnel were on hand.

In addition to overseeing the buildup and training of combat forces, ETOUSA was also responsible for logistics and administrative services – functions that paralleled some of USAREUR's functions today.

When the war ended in Europe on May 8, 1945, the ETOUSA headquarters was located in Versailles, France, just outside Paris. As Eisenhower and his staff began to prepare for the occupation of Germany, the ETOUSA headquarters staff moved to Frankfurt, Germany, and co-located with the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces and the Office of Military Government, United States. ETOUSA was re-designated as U.S. Forces, European Theater on July 1, 1945, with its headquarters remaining at Frankfurt.

At the end of the war, the total U.S. Army strength in Europe was almost 1.9 million: two Army groups (6th and 12th), four field armies (First, Third, Seventh, and Ninth), 13 corps headquarters, and 62 combat divisions (43 infantry, 16 armor, and 3 airborne). Within a year rapid redeployments had brought the occupation forces down to fewer than 290,000 personnel, and many of the larger formations had departed or been inactivated. Seventh Army headquarters remained in control of the western portion of the American zone, and Third Army controlled the eastern portion. In November 1945, the two field army commanders organized district "constabularies" based on cavalry groups, and on May 1, 1946, the zone-wide U.S. Constabulary headquarters was activated at Bamberg. From then until the early 1950s, the structure of the American occupation forces consisted of the 1st Infantry Division, a separate infantry regiment, and the U.S. Constabulary of 10 cavalry regiments.

On March 15, 1947, USFET was re-designated as European Command (not to be confused with the present joint command, USEUCOM), and between February and June 1948 the headquarters relocated to the Campbell Barracks in Heidelberg, where it remains to this day.

Cold War

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The Berlin Blockade began June 24, 1948 when the Soviet Union blocked the Western Allies' railway and road access to the sectors of Berlin under Allied control.  Even though Allied forces in the city were outnumbered 50-1, General Lucius D. Clay, in charge of the US Occupation Zone in Germany, gave the order for the Berlin Airlift.  Headquartered out of Wiesbaden Army Airfield, the Allies supplied almost 9,000 tons per day of supplies to the beleaguered city until the blockade was lifted on May 12, 1949.

From 1948 to 1950, the Cold War began to warm, and the outbreak of hostilities in Korea heightened East-West tensions in Europe. The Seventh Army was reactivated at Stuttgart in late November 1950, the V and VII Corps headquarters were organized, and four divisions were alerted to move back to Europe from the United States. The first to arrive was the 4th Infantry Division in May 1951, followed by the 2nd Armored Division and the 43rd and 28th Infantry Divisions during summer and fall of 1951.

A new joint United States European Command (USEUCOM) was established on Aug. 1, 1952. On that day, the Army headquarters at Heidelberg, formerly known as EUCOM, became Headquarters, United States Army, Europe.

In 1953, the Korean War Armistice was signed, and tensions began to ease in Europe. About 13,500 soldiers manned each of the USAREUR divisions. New equipment fielded at the time included the M-48 tank, the M-59 armored personnel carrier, and tactical nuclear weapons.

On July 15, 1958 USAREUR forces were ordered to assist the Lebanese government. Task Force 201, the Army component of Operation Blue Bat rapidly deployed more than 8,000 Soldiers from Europe to Beirut by air and sea. As the situation quickly stabilized, all U.S. forces redeployed from the country within 4 months.

Although the open East-West conflict had ended, political tensions remained high in Europe. Particularly troublesome was the impasse over the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany, the former British, French and U.S. zones of occupation) and the German Democratic Republic (East Germany, the former Soviet zone of occupation). Berlin posed an additional problem; it was surrounded by East Germany, but Great Britain, France, the United States, and the Soviet Union all occupied sectors in the city. At that time, travel between the sectors was unrestricted. At the time Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev announced in June 1961 that the Soviet Union was planning to conclude a peace treaty with the East German government, 3,000 East German refugees flowed daily into Berlin.

Suddenly on the night of Aug. 12, 1961, the Soviets closed the border crossing points and began to construct the Berlin Wall, isolating the three western sectors of the city both from East Germany and the Soviet sector, or East Berlin.

In response, the United States deployed an additional armored cavalry regiment to Europe, along with additional support units. USAREUR strength reached an all-time high of 277,342 in June 1962 as the crisis deepened. The command dispatched a reinforced infantry battle group to Berlin to strengthen the existing garrison.

The crisis cooled in Berlin from 1962 to 1963, and augmenting forces returned to the United States. Equipment modernization programs during this period included the M-113 armored personnel carrier, the M-14 rifle, the M-60 machine gun, the OV-1 fixed wing observation aircraft, the UH-1B Huey helicopter, the M-151 truck, and the M-60 tank.

On Dec. 1, 1966, the separate headquarters of Seventh Army was eliminated, and USAREUR became Headquarters, U.S. Army, Europe, and Seventh Army. At the same time, France withdrew from the military structure of NATO, and U.S. forces were withdrawn from France. The communications zone headquarters moved from Orleans, France, to Worms, Germany, (and later to Kaiserslautern, where as 21st Theater Support Command it remains today). USEUCOM moved to Stuttgart.

The first Redeployment of Forces From Germany (REFORGER) took place in 1968, with the removal of about 28,000 military personnel from Germany. The units and personnel withdrawn remained committed to NATO and during REFORGER I – Return of Forces To Germany – conducted in January 1969, more than 12,000 soldiers returned to Germany for an exercise using pre-positioned equipment.

In the 1970s, USAREUR continued to improve its firepower when it received the new M-16A1 rifle, the TOW anti-tank weapon, the OH-58 observation helicopter, and the AH-1G Cobra helicopter.

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the needs of the war in Vietnam reduced USAREUR's assigned strength, sometimes drastically. As the war began to wane, forces began to return to Europe, and USAREUR adopted a new system based upon the community commander concept. In 1974, efforts to streamline the headquarters resulted in the termination of the U.S. Theater Army Support Command, and its replacement by a smaller organization, the 21st Theater Army Area Command, now known as 21st TSC.

During the 1970's, force protection concerns grew as Palestinian groups brazenly conducted terror operations in Europe, such as the kidnapping of Israeli athletes during the 1972 Munich Olympics, and the Red Army Faction and the Red Brigades targeted U.S. facilities and personnel with bombings, kidnapping and assassinations. In May 1972 bombs exploded at V Corps headquarters Frankfurt, killing an Army lieutenant colonel, and in Heidelberg at Campbell Barracks, killing three Soldiers. U.S. installations were attacked sporadically throughout the remainder of the decade, including a failed 1977 attack on a U.S. Army base in Giessen. On Sept. 15, 1982, an assassination attempt was made on USAREUR commander Gen. Frederick J. Kroesen and his wife as they were driving through Heidelberg—the automobile trunk lid deflected the RPG-7 anti-tank projectile. In 1985 a Soldier was lured out of a Wiesbaden nightclub and killed for his ID card which was then used to enter Rhein-Main Air Base the next day to plant a bomb that killed two. And in 1986 a bombing at a Berlin disco frequented by servicemembers kills two Soldiers.

With increased combat and support components in place, the command undertook a wide-ranging modernization in the decade of the 1980s. More than 400 new systems were introduced, including individual weapons, field rations, the M1Al Abrams tank, the M2 and M3 series of infantry and cavalry fighting vehicles, the multiple launch rocket system, the Patriot air defense system, the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter and the AH-64A Apache helicopter.

Desert Storm

The dramatic events of the late 1980s – the opening of the Berlin Wall, German reunification, and the collapse of the Soviet Union – combined to change USAREUR again. Intermediate nuclear weapons were withdrawn, chemical weapons were moved out of Europe, and units began to depart the European continent while others were inactivated.

Then Iraq invaded Kuwait in August 1990.

The first deployments from USAREUR to Saudi Arabia in August 1990 included the 45th Medical Company and advance elements of the 12th Aviation Brigade, which by September had deployed two Apache attack helicopter battalions, a Kiowa scout helicopter company, a Black Hawk utility helicopter company, a Chinook platoon, and associated support and maintenance units.

These were quickly followed by intelligence specialists, chemical warfare experts, logistical personnel, many individual replacements, and finally almost the entire VII Corps.

The command eventually deployed more than 75,000 personnel plus 1,200 tanks, 1,700 armored combat vehicles, more than 650 pieces of artillery, and more than 325 aircraft. When the war ended, many USAREUR soldiers remained to complete the logistical cleanup; others were deployed to northern Iraq or Turkey to aid refugees. Upon return to Europe, many also found that their units were in the process of either relocating to CONUS or inactivating.

Post Cold-War

In 1992 alone, about 70,000 soldiers redeployed to CONUS with about 90,000 family members. The command shrank from 213,000 soldiers in 1990 to 122,000 in 1992. From 858 installations in 1990, USAREUR went down to only 415 in 1993 with more scheduled to close in the years ahead.

After the Gulf War and the subsequent drawdowns, USAREUR faced a wholly different challenge in Europe. The command was engaged in humanitarian support operations, to include disaster relief and rescue and recovery, peacekeeping and non-combatant evacuations. Between 1990 and 1993 the command supported 42 deployments, which involved a total of 95,579 personnel.

Balkans

U.S. Army EuropeConflict in the Balkans quickly became one of the U.S. Department of Defense’s primary areas of focus, and peace enforcement in Bosnia was a harbinger of future military operations. From 1990 to 1995 USAREUR conducted mostly humanitarian operations in the area. In Oct. 1992, we sent the 212th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital and personnel from the 7th Medical Command to Zagreb, Bosnia to provide medical support for Former Yugoslavia United Nations Protective Force (UNPROFOR) casualties.  Throughout 1993-1995, USAREUR's 5th Quartermaster Company, in conjunction with U.S. Air Force Europe, delivered humanitarian aid to the region.

In the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, in June 1993, the command formed Task Force Able Sentry in Macedonia with the headquarters at Camp Able Sentry near the capital Skopje.  These forces, along with personnel from 26 other countries, were originally part of the U.N. Protection Force or UNPROFOR which in 1995 became the U.N. Preventative Deployment force (UNPREDEP) deterring the spread of armed conflict. Upon expiration of the initial UN mandate in February 1999, we renamed the U.S. Army organization Task Force Sabre, with the task to protect U.S. facilities and equipment. They were relieved in June 1999 by the U.S. national support element to KFOR-Task Force Falcon (Rear). U.S. Soldiers left Camp Able Sentry in 2002, but it remained as a contractor operated logistics base until Aug. 2004 when all U.S. personnel departed and NATO assumed control of the camp.

In Bosnia-Herzegovina, after agreement to the Dayton Peace Accords in Nov. 1995, USAREUR's 1st Armored Division began deploying there in December, with the first C-130 landing in Tuzla, Bosnia, Dec. 2, and the first trains departing Germany Dec. 8.  One major barrier to the deployment of the 1st Armored Division was the bridge over the Sava River, which was destroyed during the four-year civil war. Construction of the longest assault float bridge in military history, 620 meters long, ribbon float (pontoon) bridge between Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina began on Dec. 22.

Despite melting snow that flooded the river and freezing temperatures, the bridge was completed on Dec. 31 and the first M1A1 Abrams tank crossed the bridge at 10 a.m. The division, along with many reserve component support troops, formed Task Force Eagle as part of the NATO-led Implementation Force (IFOR) (also known as Operation Joint Endeavor) with the mission to implement and monitor the military aspects of the agreement, enforce the cease-fire, supervise the marking of boundaries and the zone of separation between the former warring factions, and enforce the withdrawal of the combatants to their barracks and the movement of heavy weapons to storage sites. It was the first time a NATO sponsored force had deployed operationally outside the NATO boundaries. IFOR was succeeded in Dec. 1996 by a smaller, NATO-led Stabilization Force (SFOR) (Operation Joint Guard) whose mission was to deter renewed hostilities. On June 20, 1998 the mission was renamed Operation Joint Forge, and USAREUR continued to serve as the Army service component command providing oversight for the mission. On Nov. 24, 2004, Task Force Eagle officially disestablished and closed its base in Tuzla, with European Union forces assuming responsibility for the Bosnia mission.

In early 1999, in response to growing ethnic tensions in Kosovo and military and paramilitary forces in daily conflict resulting in the more than 1,500 Kosovar Albanian deaths and 400,000 refugees, USAREUR's 1st Infantry Division formed Task Force Falcon.  On June 9, 1999, after an inconclusive air campaign, Task Force Falcon deployed forces in the largest combined air-rail-sea-road movement since Operation Desert Storm, entering Kosovo on June 12, 1999, as part of Operation Joint Guardian, a NATO-led peacekeeping force with a UN mandate to separate warring factions, oversee the withdrawal of Serb forces and interdict the flow of arms to insurgents. On Feb. 17, 2008, the Kosovo Assembly declared Kosovo independent. Currently, the U.S. Army, with approx. 800 Soldiers, has the lead for Multinational Battle Group East (MNBG-E) in the eastern region, headquartered near Uroševac at Camp Bondsteel as part of KFOR. Contributing nations include Greece, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, and Ukraine. The majority of U.S. Soldiers come from U.S. Army National Guard units, with a different state taking over the lead for each rotation of approximately nine months.

21st Century

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The September 11, 2001 attacks affect USAREUR which became a logistics hub for operations in the Central Command AOR. Furthermore, the headquarters of V Corps was deployed to Iraq in 2003, as did 173rd Airborne Brigade, and after the campaign, 1st Armored Division followed for occupation duties. The return of 173rd Brigade, V Corps and 1st Armored Division in early 2004 was followed by the deployment of the rest of 1st Infantry Division to Iraq.

Spc. Ross McGinnis from 1st Infantry Division in Schweinfurt was the second U.S. Soldier to be awarded the medal of honor for actions in Iraq. Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta became the first living recipient of the Medal of Honor since Vietnam for actions in Afghanistan with the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team.

U.S. Army's modularization transformation relocated the 1st Infantry Division to Fort Riley, Kansas and the 1st Armored Division moved to Fort Bliss, Texas in 2010-2011 after its return from a year long deployment to Iraq.

Currently US Army Europe consists of the USAREUR HQ, V Corps, four maneuver brigades: 170th Brigade Combat Team, 172nd Brigade Combat Team, 173rd Airborne Brigade, and 2nd Cavalry Regiment, along with aviation and combat service support units.

Today, as USAREUR engages allies throughout our 51-country Area of Operations via combined exercises and security cooperation partnerships. And, as U.S. forces prosecute the war on terrorism, USAREUR units and individual soldiers are deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.

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172nd SIB172nd Separate Infantry Brigade


The 172nd BCT is the Army’s primary armored force. It is designed around three Combat Arms Task Forces that contain both M1 Abrams Tanks and M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles. The BCT’s mission is to close with and destroy enemy forces using fire, maneuver, and shock effect, or to repel assault by fire and counter attack.


The 172nd Infantry Brigade, "Blackhawks", consists of infantry, armor, artillery, engineer and logisitcs battalions. The brigade headquarters is based at USAG Grafenwoehr along with the infantry and armor battalions. The field artillery, engineer and support battalions are currently based at USAG Schweinfurt.


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172nd Infantry Brigade

Unit 28130

APO AE 09114-8130

DSN 475-4179/9853

Civ 09641 83 4179/9853

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172nd SIB173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team


173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team is based in Scweinfurt and Bamberg, Germany, and Vicenza, Italy. The unit is currently deployed to the Logar and Wardak provinces of Afghanistan.


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173rd ABCT

Unit 31401 Box 53

APO AE 09630

DSN 314-634-6005

Civ +39-0444-71-6005

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172nd SIB2nd Calvary Regiment


2d Cavalry Regiment conducts steady state garrison operations from Rose Barracks, Vilseck, Germany, in order to facilitate preparation for future full spectrum operations throughout EUCOM’s area of responsibility.


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2D Cav. Regiment

Rose Barracks

Unit 28920

APO AE 09112-9820

DSN 314-476-5500

Civ +49-9662-835500

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172nd SIB12th Combat Aviation Brigade


Mission

To provide full spectrum combat aviation operations in support of the United States Army-Europe and more.

 

12th Combat Aviation Brigade, first organized as the 12th Aviation Group at Fort Benning, Georgia, on 18 June 1965, prepares for full spectrum combat aviation operations in support of the United States Army-Europe and more.

 

 


 

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172nd SIBJoint Multinational Training Command


Headquartered in Grafenwoehr, Germany, U.S. Army Europe's Joint Multinational Training Command is the largest training command outside the continental United States.

JMTC provides world-class training of U.S. and multinational forces and leaders in order to dominate unified land operations in support of U.S. Army Europe's global requirements and U.S. European Command's Strategy of Active Security.

JMTC's vast ranges, simulation centers, classrooms and state-of-the-art facilities provide realistic training to U.S. Army, Joint Service, NATO and allied units and leaders.





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APO, AE 09114

DSN 314-475-7776

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172nd SIB21st Theater Sustainment Command

The 21st Theater Sustainment Command provides theater sustainment support of U.S. Army Europe.

And, as directed, in support of U.S. Army Africa/U.S. Africa Command; supports theater opening, distribution, sustainment and reception, staging, onward movement and enables integration (RSO&I) functions.

The command deploys on order; prepares to support Joint and Coalition forces and civil authorities; supports USAREUR's Theater Security Cooperation efforts within U.S. European Command's Strategy for Active Security.


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21st Theater Sustainment Command

Unit 23203

APO AE 09263

DSN: 314-484-7647
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331 Mannheimer Str
Kaiserslautern 67657

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172nd SIB7th Civil Support Command

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7th Civil Support Command provides trained and ready, forward-stationed Consequence Management Command and Control, Civil Support Team, Civil Affairs, Enabler capabilities, as directed by USAREUR. Rapidly deploys immediate response capability and provides Title 10 responsibilities for European-based units as directed by USAREUR.

Vision

U.S. Army Europe's Army Reserve Civil Support Command is capable of simultaneously providing theater and expeditionary Consequence Management and Civil Affairs support, expertise, and capabilities, while providing a trained and ready force pool to support Overseas Contingency Operations.


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7th Civil Support Command

Unit 23152

APO AE 09227


DSN: 314-483-4725 or 4731
Commercial: +49 (0) 631-411-4725

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Mannheimerstr 233

Daenner Kaserne Bldg 3103

65657 Kaiserslautern, Germany

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172nd SIB7th Civil Support Command

Mission

7th Civil Support Command provides trained and ready, forward-stationed Consequence Management Command and Control, Civil Support Team, Civil Affairs, Enabler capabilities, as directed by USAREUR. Rapidly deploys immediate response capability and provides Title 10 responsibilities for European-based units as directed by USAREUR.

Vision

U.S. Army Europe's Army Reserve Civil Support Command is capable of simultaneously providing theater and expeditionary Consequence Management and Civil Affairs support, expertise, and capabilities, while providing a trained and ready force pool to support Overseas Contingency Operations.


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7th Civil Support Command

Unit 23152

APO AE 09227


DSN: 314-483-4725 or 4731
Commercial: +49 (0) 631-411-4725

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Daenner Kaserne Bldg 3103

65657 Kaiserslautern, Germany

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172nd SIB18th Engineer Brigade

"Swords Up! Stay Sharp!"


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18th Engineer Brigade

Unit 29060, APO AE 09081

 

DSN: 314-379-5165

Commercial: 49(0) 6202-80-5165


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Tompkins Barracks, Geb./Bldg # 4242

Friedrichsfelder Landstrasse

68723 Schwetzingen, Germany

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172nd SIB18th Military Police Brigade

18th Military Police Brigade deploys rapidly to a designated theater, conducts full spectrum operations in a designated contingency area as separate brigade or under the control of a contingency force and redeploys to home station.


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18th Military Police Brigade

Unit 29708
APO AE 09136

 

DSN 496-35755

Commercial: 49(0)631-560-00218


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172nd SIB16th Sustainment Brigade

The mission of the 16th Sustainment Brigade is to provide sustainment support to forces in the EUCOM AOR and, on order, the AFRICOM AOR. On order deploy to execute theater opening and RSOI of forces, provide expeditionary sustainment support to full spectrum operations, and on order redeploy.


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16th Sustainment Brigade

Unit 27503
APO AE 09139

E-mail: DL16SBPAO@EUR.ARMY.MIL

DSN 314-469-7117

Commercial: +49 (0) 951-300-7117


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172nd SIBJoint Multinational Readiness Center

The Joint Multinational Readiness Center, the Europe-based combat training center with a world-wide exportable training capability, trains leaders, staffs, and units up to Brigade Combat Teams and multinational partners.

JMRC is located in Hohenfels, Germany and is a component of Joint Multinational Training Command.


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HQ Joint Multinational Readiness Center

ATTN: PAO

Bldg 1, Room 8

APO AE 09173

 

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HQ Joint Multinational Readiness Center
Attn: JMRC PAO
Geb.1
92366 Hohenfels

 

DSN 314-520-5047

Commercial: +49 (0) 9472-83-5047


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172nd SIB5th Signal Command

Vision

A values based team of fit and disciplined professionals operating in an environment oriented on trust, transparency and accountability. To be the Information Technology service provider of choice in support of Unified Land Operations in the EUCOM and AFRICOM Areas of Operations.

Mission

To build, operate, defend, and extend network capabilities IOT enable mission command and create tactical, operational and strategic flexibility for Army, Joint and Multi-National Forces within the EUCOM and AFRICOM Areas of Operations.


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5th Signal Command

Unit 29800 Box 90

APO AE 09005-9800

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172nd SIB10th Army Air & Missile Defense Command

10th AAMDC serves as U.S. Army Europe's executive agent for all theater air and missile defense operations and AMD force management; executes Training Readiness Authority (TRA) over 5-7 Air Defense Artillery Battalion.

On order, 10th AAMDC deploys worldwide to conduct joint and combined/coalition AMD operations for U.S. European Command as directed.


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10th Army Air & Missile

Defense Command
CMR 422

APO AE 09067

 

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10th Army Air & Missile

Defense Command

Rhein Ordnance Barracks

Geb. 307 Am Opelkreisel

D-67633 Kaiserslautern, Deutschland

 

DSN 314-520-5047

Commercial: +49(0)631.3406.2258


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