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USAr Pershing HQ - Schwäbisch Gmünd

Last modified: 14 Nov 2017, submitted by: Joker
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Country: Germany    Region: BW

Locale: Bismarck and Hardt

Latitude: 48° 48' 2" N     Longitude: 9° 48' 51" E

Area use / Military Branches: Closed

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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
patch http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f6/56th_Field_Artillery_Command_SSI.png

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