European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Apr 15 1957, Page 11

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - April 15, 1957, Darmstadt, Hesse Adm cd Brig Gea Wilbam Woodward Field inspection of equipment in his vast Une Eian communications r expansion program reflects a secs importance vast supporting Complex enters new Era in traditional role of service and Supply by Don staff writer modern shop meets demands made on Rhine Engineer boat for leaks at Engineer construction it under Way on a military Hoe which when completed next year will tie last word in efficiency and in another direction from the Jeanne Darc Hospital is taking shape on the outskirts of a few weeks ago at French and flags were raised for the first time at a new medical bulldozers were Stilt at work and carpenters were putting finish ing touches on this extensive but it was open for these newcomers belong to Advance once the quietest link in the com z it is anything but that Spring the command is experiencing expansion that is giving it an Nereas to Gay important role in army activities in considered Only in terms of the territory it already is big and k to the Only Usa eur command with an area of responsibility in two earlier this year the territory waa enlarged to include eight Supply depots in West As Wen As the nine within Avsec in Eastern Avsec now stretches from Giessen quartermaster depot North of Frankfurt to the Somm sous Railhead 75 Miles East of Between these two Points Are under the command with Headquarters in which provide an infinite variety of supplies and services for the the expansion into West with the addition of pm depots at Giessen and nah Bollenbach and later several other in is the beginning of a new Era for basically this is the Forward Section of a communications line across France divided into three major com the others being base Section on the Atlantic coast and the Headquarters area at the new Avsec either completed or nearly Are being coordinated tinder a Singie command with depots which had existed for some this arrange ment decentralized the Supply for each pm or Engineer depot to the there s a counterpart on the French of the for has its doable at Rhine Engineer near now also an a tee to supplemented farther to the april 1957 to Ftp and Strim West by the Engineer depot at total Verdan is the centrally located Point from which this widespread series of depots be most easily a secs importance was Evearly Etc pita sized last Winter when h furnished bulk of supplies for the United nations emergency Force in sues thou Sands of items and rations were shipped from the depots by Way of air Wroda like the 12th ass Toui roster air base the Central Supply Point for the in at received radios from switchboards from precision instruments from Kaiserslautern a this Stu a demonstration of aide a in a once Avsec was the Eastern end of what appeared to be an endless building pro Gram undertaken from South of to four years ago h was difficult to envisage what the communications line was meant to be Aad what it would eventually today the sup ply although not yet totally functions nearly every week there is news of a new installation or facility completed and ready to join the Avsec in for a new army afr fled recently was put into it probably deserved the claim of being the largest and most modern installation of is kind in because it had a hard surfaced runway feet a repair hangar with Square feet and a Large storage it enabled Avsec to Fly More what a difference from aisles Early when a few l19s used the Berthin municipal which had Only a grass Landing farms now Are to Dot com z As the new Petroleum pipeline across creeps closer toward the it it treated recently when and sees Gen William in the presence of several French turned a valve at Ona of the talk farms Between Mela and departing for another a risen want has Cut Many a ribbon while at like other soldiers who served with he Bas seen a growth an aver Avsec during the Perm a Wirsch termed 11

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