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Exercise Reforger
Exercise Campaign Reforger (from return of forces to Germany) was an annual exercise and campaign conducted, during the Cold War, by NATO. The exercise was intended to ensure that NATO
NATO
had the ability to quickly deploy forces to West Germany
Germany
in the event of a conflict with the Warsaw Pact. Although most troops deployed were from the United States, the operation also involved a substantial number of troops from other NATO
NATO
countries including Canada
Canada
and the United Kingdom.Contents1 History 2 Reforger units 3 Reforger exercises 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] The Reforger exercise itself was first conceived in 1967. During the ongoing Vietnam War, the Johnson administration announced plans to withdraw approximately two divisions from Europe in 1968
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M60 Patton
The M60 Patton
M60 Patton
is a main battle tank (MBT) introduced in December 1960.[6] With the United States
United States
Army's deactivation of their last (M103) heavy tank battalion in 1963, the M60 became the Army's primary tank[7] during the Cold War. Although developed from the M48 Patton, the M60 series was never officially classified as a Patton tank, but as a "product-improved descendant" of the Patton series.[8] In March 1959, the tank was officially standardized as the 105 mm Gun Full Tracked Combat Tank
Tank
M60. The M60 underwent many updates over its service life. The interior layout, based on the design of the M48, provided ample room for updates and improvements, extending the vehicle's service life for over four decades. It was widely used by the U.S
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3d Armored Cavalry Regiment (United States)
The 3rd Cavalry Regiment, formerly 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment ("Brave Rifles"[2]) is a regiment of the United States
United States
Army currently stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. The regiment has a history in the United States
United States
Army that dates back to 19 May 1846, when it was constituted in the Regular Army as the Regiment of Mounted Riflemen at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. This unit was reorganized at the start of the American Civil War
American Civil War
as the 3rd U.S. Cavalry Regiment on 3 August 1861. In January 1943, the regiment was re-designated as the 3rd Cavalry Group (Mechanized). Today they are equipped with Stryker
Stryker
vehicles. The 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment was the last heavy armored cavalry regiment in the U.S. Army until it officially became a Stryker
Stryker
regiment on 16 November 2011
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Straelen
Straelen
Straelen
(German pronunciation: [ˈʃtʁaːlən]) is a municipality in the district of Cleves, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located near the border with the Netherlands, approx. 10 km north-east of Venlo. Straelen
Straelen
was first mentioned in Latin as Strala in 1063. References[edit]^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen". Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW (in German). 18 July 2016. External links[edit]Official website (in German)Straelen, churchHerongen, church: die Sankt Amanduskirchev t eTowns and municipalities in Kleve
Kleve
(district)Bedburg-Hau Emmerich Geldern Goch Issum Kalkar Kerken Kevelaer Kleve Kranenburg Rees Rheurdt Straelen Uedem Wachtendonk WeezeAuthority controlWorldCat Identities VIAF: 142328130 LCCN: nr88009279 GND: 4057771-5 BNF: cb152909565 (data)This Kleve
Kleve
district location article is a stub
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Osterholz-Scharmbeck
Osterholz-Scharmbeck
Osterholz-Scharmbeck
is a town and the capital of the district of Osterholz, in Lower Saxony, Germany
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Kevelaer
Kevelaer
Kevelaer
is a municipality in the district of Kleve, in North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. It is the largest Catholic
Catholic
pilgrimage location within north-western Europe
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5th Infantry Division (United States)
World War ISt. Mihiel Meuse-ArgonneWorld War IINormandy Northern France Rhineland Ardennes-Alsace Central Europe Vietnam
Vietnam
WarCounteroffensive, Phase V Counteroffensive, Phase VI Tet 69 Counteroffensive Summer–Fall 1969 Winter–Spring 1970 Sanctuary Counteroffensive Counteroffensive, Phase VIIOperation Just CausePanama 1989–1990CommandersNotable commanders Bernard W. RogersInsigniaDistinctive unit insigniaThe 5th Infantry
Infantry
Division (Mechanized)—nicknamed the "Red Diamond",[1] the "Red Devils", or "die Roten Teufel"—was an infantry division of the United States
United States
Army that served in World War I, World War II and the Vietnam
Vietnam
War, and with NATO
NATO
and the U.S
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Fort Polk
Coordinates: 31°04′21″N 93°04′50″W / 31.072638°N 93.080635°W / 31.072638; -93.080635 Fort Polk
Fort Polk
& The Joint Readiness Training CenterJoint Readiness Training Center and Joint Readiness Training Center Operations Group shoulder sleeve insigniaActive 1941 – presentCountry USABranch Regular ArmyType Training PostRole Joint Readiness Training CenterMotto(s) The Home of HeroesInsigniaDistinctive unit insigniaUnit beret flashAirborne background trim
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Ter Apel
Ter Apel
Ter Apel
(Dutch pronunciation: [tɛr ˈaːpəl]; Gronings: Troapel) is a village with a population of 8,866 residents in the municipality Westerwolde in the northern Netherlands, in the province Groningen in the region Westerwolde. The town lies on the stream Ruiten Aa, which has the valley that together with the Ter Apeler forest belongs to the national network of nature reserves, the Ecologische Hoofdstructuur. An accommodation centre for refugees is located at Ter Apel, functioning as a "departure centre" for rejected refugees and a registration point, operated by the Centraal Orgaan opvang Asielzoekers. Ter Apel
Ter Apel
lies on the roads N366, N976 and N391
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Coevorden
Coevorden
Coevorden
(Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkuvɔrdən] ( listen); Dutch Low Saxon: Koevern) is a municipality and a city in the northeastern Netherlands
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Vriezenveen
Vriezenveen
Vriezenveen
[vrizə(ɱ)ˈveːn] is a town in the Dutch province of Overijssel. It is located in the municipality of Twenterand, about 7 km north of Almelo. Vriezenveen
Vriezenveen
was a separate municipality until 2001, when it merged with Den Ham. The new municipality was originally named "Vriezenveen", but it was renamed "Twenterand" in 2002.[2]Contents1 History 2 Gallery 3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] In the 18th and 19th century the people of Vriezenveen
Vriezenveen
had a lively trade relationship with Saint Petersburg, Russia. The people who traded with Russia were called Rusluie (Russian people) and they established shops at the Nevsky Prospekt. In 1905 most of the town burnt down. The Jansen & Tilanus textile factory employed a large fraction of the population
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212th Fires Brigade (United States)
The 212th Fires Brigade
Brigade
is an artillery brigade in the United States Army. It was based at Fort Bliss, Texas and was a subordinate unit of III Corps. Organization[edit]Headquarters & Headquarters Battery B Battery, 26th Field Artillery Regiment (Target Acquisition) 72nd Brigade
Brigade
Support Battalion 208th Signal CompanyHistory[edit] The 212th Fires Brigade
Brigade
formerly known as 212th Field Artillery Brigade
Brigade
was organized as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 212th Artillery Group and was constituted on 3 February 1944. Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 212th Field Artillery Group was organized and activated on 20 April 1944 at Fort Riley, KS, and was assigned to XVI Corps. The group consisted of four truck driven 105mm howitzers and 81 enlisted men. In July 1944, the group was assigned to XXXVI Corps
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Fort Sill
Fort
Fort
Sill, Oklahoma
Oklahoma
is a United States Army
United States Army
post north of Lawton, Oklahoma, about 85 miles southwest of Oklahoma
Oklahoma
City. The fort was first built during the Indian Wars.[2] It is designated as a National Historic Landmark[1] and serves as home of the United States Army Field Artillery School as well as the Marine Corps' site for Field Artillery MOS school, United States Army
United States Army
Air Defense Artillery School, the 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade, and the 75th Field Artillery Brigade. Fort
Fort
Sill is also one of the four locations for Army Basic Combat Training
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Fort Bliss
Biggs Army Airfield McGregor Range Doña Ana Range North Training Area South Training AreaSite historyBuilt 1849–1893[2]In use 1849 – present[3]Garrison informationCurrent commander Major General Pat White[4]Past commanders John J. PershingGarrison 1st Armored Division 15th Sustainment Brigade 402nd Field Artillery Brigade 5th Armored Brigade 32d Army Air and Missile Defense Command 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade 86th Expeditionary Signal Battalion Joint Task Force North German Air Force
German Air Force
Command USA/CAN German Air Force
German Air Force
Air Defense Center[5]Occupants DCG:Operations: Brigadier General (UK) Frazer Lawrence[6] Support: BG Mark Landes Maneuver: BG Francis M. Beaudette Rear: BG Joel Tyler Fort Bliss
Fort Bliss
is a United States
United States
Army post in the U.S
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Federal Republic Of Germany
Coordinates: 51°N 9°E / 51°N 9°E / 51; 9Federal Republic
Republic
of Germany Bundesrepublik Deutschland (German)[a]FlagCoat of armsMotto:  "Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit" (de facto) "Unity and Justice and Freedom"Anthem: "Deutschlandlied" (third verse only)[b] "Song of Germany"Location of  Germany  (dark green) – in Europe  (green & dark grey) – in the European Union  (green)Location of
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V Corps (United States)
World War ISt. Mihiel Meuse-Argonne Lorraine 1918World War II Normandy
Normandy
(with arrowhead) Northern France Rhineland Ardennes-Alsace Central EuropeKosovo Kosovo
Kosovo
Air CampaignWar on TerrorismCampaigns to be determinedU.S. Corps
Corps
(1939 - Present)Previous NextIV Corps
Corps
(United States) VI Corps
Corps
(United States)V Corps
Corps
was a regular corps of the United States
United States
Army during World War I, World War II, Cold War, Kosovo, and War on Terrorism. It was officially inactivated on 15 September 2013 at Lucius D
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