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** READ THIS -- If you submit a request to join the 2nd OPS group YOU MUST INCLUDE YOUR FULL NAME, work shift, years at FSA in which OPS unit, MOS, current hometown, how you found this website, and info like your CO, XO, SGM, PLT SGT's, or fellow OPS soldiers names. (This is to screen out internet nuts and spammers.)

This webgroup is for ASA / INSCOM veterans of all the OPS Battalions who served at Field Station Augsburg on Gablingen Kaserne. This group was started as a way to share stories & photos, keep in touch, and find old friends. The group spans 1970 to 1993. There's over 12,000 photos of people, Augsburg bases, Bavaria and past 2nd OPS reunions. Over 61,500 messages have been swapped between the 1110+ Augsburg 1st, 2nd, and 3rd OPS veterans who have reconnected since the group started in Feb 2005.

The 9th annual reunion was held in Tampa Bay (Clearwater Beach) over Columbus Day weekend, 2014. Cindy and Rock Stephens hosted. 86 veterans and about 50 family and friends attended.

The 10th annual reunion will be held in San Diego over Columbus Day weekend, 2015. Bill Kay is hosting. Reservations at the Crowne Plaza are being taken.

The previous annual reunions have been held in:
#1 - Las Vegas in April 2006 (74 veterans attended, plus family).
#2 - Washington, DC in Oct 2007 (81 veterans)
#3 - Pensacola, FL in June 2008 (55 veterans)
#4 - San Antonio, TX in Oct 2009 (91 veterans)
#5 - Cincinnati, OH in Oct 2010 (85 veterans)
#6 - Las Vegas, NV in Oct 2011 (86 veterans)
#7 - Chicago, IL in Sept 2012 (69 veterans)
#8 - Memphis, TN in Oct 2013 (103 veterans)
#9 - Clearwater Beach, FL in Oct 2014 (86 veterans)

About 120 mini-reunions have occurred all around the US and in Germany between the annual events.

We seek former veterans of the OPS BNs. To join, you must have worked at Gablingen Kaserne and had an ASA/INSCOM MOS (05K, 05H, 98B, 98C, 98G, 05D, ...) for any of the OPS BNs based at Field Station Augsburg.

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  • Feb 25, 2005
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