Country: Germany Region: BW
Locale: Bismarck and Hardt
Latitude: 48° 48' 2" N Longitude: 9° 48' 51" E
Area use / Military Branches: Closed
Former Bismarck and Hardt Kaserne (grid 48°47'35"N 9°49'17"E) at Schwäbisch Gmünd. Former units:
- Hq 11 Avn Grp; Hq 56 Field Arty Bde 1970-1986 reassigned 56 Field Arty Cmd 1986 through 1991.
- 2d and 4th Batn 9th Field Arty; 180th Avn Coy; 266th Chem Coy; 55th Maintenance Batn
- A & D batteries; - 55th Maintenance Batn A & E companies
- 38th Signal Batn HHC, A & D companies
As of January 1986 all US Pershing 2 units were reassigned.
Former 56th Field Artillery Brigade became 56th Field Artillery Command with an HQ and HQ Btry; 3 dispersed Pershing Battalions, a Security Battalion, a Comms Battalion, a Logistic Battalion and an Airlift Company
The 56th FAC strength was 6000 military; 108 missiles and 1500 trucks
HQ patch http://azmives.tripod.com/images/56th.gif
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