• Short Summary

    In response to the Nunn Amendment provisions of Public Law 93-365, a 3,800-man brigade of the 2nd Armoured Division from Fort Hood, Texas, began deploying to Europe in March of this year.

  • Description

    In response to the Nunn Amendment provisions of Public Law 93-365, a 3,800-man brigade of the 2nd Armoured Division from Fort Hood, Texas, began deploying to Europe in March of this year. Concurrently, manning levels in certain U. S. Army, Europe (USAREUR) combat units will be increased, and a simultaneous reduction in support forces will be made. By June this year, combat forces were increased in Europe by 6,000 while decreasing support forces by the same amount.

    Major elements of the 2nd Armoured Division Brigade are: A brigade headquarters; support battalion; two mechanized infantry battalions; and a field artillery battalion. The brigade headquarters and support battalion, totalling approximately 660 troops, was the first to arrive in Europe on a permanent basis. The remainder of the brigadier units to exceed six months each. The brigade deployment was completed by June 1975. TDY units then rotated between their bases in the U.S and Europe in a sequence that continually maintained a brigade in Europe under command of the brigade headquarters permanently stationed here.

    Initially, the brigade was stationed at three of the Army's major European training areas (Grarenwohr, Hohenfels, and Wildflecken) until a final decision was made on a permanent stationing plan.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2V8C3NFLK1Y91FL0THWJC58BC
    Media URN:
    VLVA2V8C3NFLK1Y91FL0THWJC58BC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/07/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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