Posted on Jun 22, 2016
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Your best bet is in Italy (173d) with the Sky Soldiers. But there are some in Germany that are a part of 173d. Most other units don't have Airborne slots.
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SSG Culinary Management Nco
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Do you know if the Germany elements of 173rd are on active jump status SFC?
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SFC Senior Human Resources Sergeant
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I'm not sure but I believe they are. I can put you in touch with the BDE S1 NCOIC, MSG Catherine Harris. She would be your best POC for the Sky Soldiers.
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SSG (Join to see) - Yes they are on Active Jump Status. They are also an active part in Operation: Atlantic Resolve. For your MOS they should have positions in their BSB in Grafenwoehr, Germany. Not the best area of Germany unless you love trees. A lot of places near by to visit though. I was stationed in Bamberg, Germany for 4 years with 173rd before they moved to Grafenwoehr.
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LTC Jason Mackay
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Heidelberg 2009-2012, Allied Force Command Heidelberg (NATO), both now closed. Loved it. At the rate that force structure has left Germany, I would take whatever you can to get assigned there. The only way will be a 9 month deployment before too long, and then it will be to Eastern Europe, not Germany.

SOC has a command element, I believe in Stuttgart or Wiesbaden. Europe is heavy land, tanks and brads, along with theater enablers. Yes 173d is there, mostly in Italy, but some in Graf. You might, I say might, want to consider assignment as other than an airborne unit.

Germany is a tremendous opportunity. You can also easily travel through out Europe. I would jump on the opportunity if that is what has been offered. Or Someone else will... Opportunities are fleeting
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SSG Culinary Management Nco
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I understand Sir and I appreciate your advice. However, I have set goals for myself which one I can only attain while remaining in an Airborne unit Sir. The other is to get to Ranger School next year.
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LTC Jason Mackay
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SSG (Join to see) - I wish you luck on your goals
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SSG Culinary Management Nco
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LTC Jason Mackay - Thank you Sir. Again that's for you input
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LTC Stephen F.
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I was assigned to 1/52 Infantry from 1981 to 1984 in Bamberg, Germany SSG (Join to see).
Back then CPT now GEN David Rodriguez and COL later GEN Wayne Downing was the brigade commander.
Bamberg was my most challenging and best assignment
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SSG Roderick Smith
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LTC Stephen F. I don't think I've ever met anyone that didn't like Bamberg. I was absolutely honored to be part of the color guard detail for the closure ceremony. It was a great experience!
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CSM Charles Hayden
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LTC Stephen F. You were sure a butter bar in those days Colonel!
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Me too
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