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Feb 2021 Biden review: US has halted/stopped pulling out troops out of Germany...

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https://www.stripes.com/news/europe/us- ... y-1.660818
U.S. European Command's Tod D. Wolters meets with U.S. Chief of Space Operations Gen. John Raymond in Mons, Belgium, Feb. 1, 2021.

Wolters said Wednesday, Feb. 3,
that the previous administration's proposal to move 12,000 service members out of Germany will be reexamined.
The U.S. is no longer actively preparing to move nearly 12,000 troops out of Germany,
putting an initiative proposed by the Trump administration on ice
while the Pentagon reviews it,
the top American general in Europe said Wednesday.

The plan, which called for relocating U.S. European Command from Stuttgart to Belgium,
returning the Vilseck, Germany-based 2nd Cavalry Regiment to the U.S.
and a host of other moves,
would have been one of the largest repositioning of forces in Europe in decades.

“At this very moment, every single one of those options, they are all on hold.

They will all be reexamined from cradle to grave,”
U.S. European Command’s Gen. Tod Wolters told reporters.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has begun “a very thorough review” of the proposed drawdown,
which was announced in July by his predecessor, Mark Esper, Wolters said.
Wolters did not say when Austin was expected to wrap up his review.
But when it is completed, he said, “we will go back to the drawing board.”
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Re: Feb 2021 Biden review: US has halted/stopped pulling out troops out of Germany...

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The message you knew was coming. But nevertheless good news :D

Would this news also affect the relocation of the 100th ARW to Ramstein AB and the 352nd SOW to Spangdahlem AB?
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Re: Feb 2021 Biden review: US has halted/stopped pulling out troops out of Germany...

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the DOD talk not about built a new platform at Ramstein in the year 2022.
I know there are plans to built a new platform but its on hold. maybe they phase out the KC135 at EGUN and after that the KC-46A will be relocate to ETAR, but we see what happend in the future.
Also the plans to close ETAD is on hold, will not close in 2022. at the moment there are some big constructions at the base, if they wanna close it they should not do the constructions i think.
The MV-22 is possible thy move to Poland in the future also the MC-130J but still rumours.
Also closing Mildenhall AFB are also still rumours but yes what i have heard they still looking for closure the base.
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