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Hohenfels pt Acht

I didn’t have a whole lot of confidence that we’d make it across Hohenberg DZ but we did. The open expanse had a beautiful blanket of snow across it which served to cover up the countless muckholes and ruts. The … Continue reading

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Hohenfels pt Sieben

In the span of less than five minutes my platoon had been completely wiped out. Well, except for the four of us on my track anyway. Other than that, everybody was gone. The BLUFOR had arrived in British Cut before … Continue reading

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Hohenfels pt Sechs

We moved out as soon as we got the word to press forward.  We were just under company strength and were supposed to head into an area known as “British Cut.”  The idea was that we would act sort of like … Continue reading

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Hohenfels pt Funf

The order to cross the line of departure came over the company net right on schedule and it was immediately followed up by a reminder of the route.  This was communicated as a series of checkpoints since the operational graphics did not reflect recent changes to … Continue reading

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Hohenfels pt Vier

As I’m moving along the track line I’m inspecting the vehicles to ensure that the boys have done a proper winterising job. It had been a couple of months since our previous task force rotation and conditions in The Box … Continue reading

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Hohenfels pt Drei

The Tree Rat and I walked into the hardstand as it came to life.  Soldiers were moving to and fro carring weapons and equipment loading them on vehicles. It was slow-go working our way through the flurry of activity in … Continue reading

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Hohenfels pt Zwei

Just like the famed NTC and JRTC, the CMTC had a dedicated OPFOR or opposing force.  These were the guys that used equipment that looked different than “BLUFOR” units across the Army, dressed in different uniforms, and used Soviet-style tactics.  We were the … Continue reading

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Hohenfels

So no shit, there we were—- Hohenfels in the winter of 1996 (February maybe?).  There was fresh snow on the ground and it was doing an excellent job of covering up the frozen muck.  If you’ve never had the pleasure of visiting … Continue reading

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