How sad a fate! The US Army Base in Augsburg / Germany

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How sad a fate! The US Army Base in Augsburg / Germany

Post by German_EPA » Sun Aug 19, 2007 9:24 pm

hi all

(i just want to write it of my soul...)

this is really a sad story... :cry: the next us army base from me here in bavaria was AUGSBURG. it impressed me every time we drove past the US ARMY BASE. and every year the german-american public festival - a real dream. but since about 5 year it isnt anymore. the US ARMY removed from AUGSBURG. there only left the empty army barrack. today nearly all the building pulled over.

when you drive through some districts of augsburg today you can see the impact the us army - and the soldiers made with augsburg. my mind is augsburg isnt really augsburg without the army...

by the way: have a look at this great site before they shut it down foerever (last guestbook entry was 2004...):

http://www.us-army-augsburg.de/


this pictures are from this site too:



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under the picture it says: "1000 of rations after the maneuver" :!:


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and here another story: how i got my first MRE and CYALUME snaplight

i git my first MRE and CYALUME snaplight from soldiers of the us army at a maneuver here in my town. all the tanks, trucks and so on - and in the middle of all i am standing with a mre... man i was happy :lol:
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MILITARY/OUTDOOR/CAMPING/EMERGENCY-FOOD
:arrow: :arrow: :arrow: My shop: http://www.adventure-world.de

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Post by ak70g2 » Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:07 am

Your loss, my gain: these guys will come to Mihail Kogalniceanu airbase... So, I think I'll take an serious intake of MREs soon...!
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feel the same

Post by norge » Mon Aug 20, 2007 5:46 am

i have the same feeling as you..
the local us army nato base closed in year2000 :cry:
i was always around the erea collecting mres and gear and making
friends with the us soldiers.
it was good times for me and my brothers when there was big exersices
here where we live,so we will mis those times :(
so now i making friends with some greate people on the MREINFO FORUM :D
to keep that spirit still going on.
so i just want to say this is the best forum ever on the www to
keep in tuch with other ration and gear collectors :D
al the best from norge

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Post by German_EPA » Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:16 am

yeah - theats true... my fist post i ever did in a forum was HERE at MREinfo.com! and i am using the internet since about 10 years... :wink:
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Post by DangerousDave » Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:40 pm

Hey EPA, give me a report on the "Planet Gerp". Cooke Barracks, Goeppingen. I know the US gave it back to Germany about 1993. What do you all do with it now??? I stayed in the long bldg. in the back. Is the flugplatz back into operation, as a civilian mountain top airfield? :?:

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Post by olli » Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:13 pm

xD i was workin there for 2 weeks as i was living in stuttgart 2 years ago... they are changing the whole area into a civilian living district, with shops and stuff like that... its called STAUDERPARK now, something like that $$$$$$

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Post by DangerousDave » Mon Aug 27, 2007 3:00 pm

Cool, Olli. I guess the Badem-Wurtemburg division of the Stadt Politzei has their practice pistol range out back. We used to go practice with our pistoli's we bought from the Rod und Gun Club. Hope they do something with the place. Too valuable ground. :wink:

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