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Spinelli Barracks
Mannheim, Germany

Spinelli Barracks is named after a fallen World War II hero. Pfc. Dominic V. Spinelli, 21, was a medic with the 398th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Div. He fell mortally wounded near the village of Wilsbach on April 14, 1945, while trying to rescue four wounded comrades.

On 13 April 2001 the Wiesbaden Contracting Center announced the award for the operation of the 7th Army Reserve Command (ARCOM) Equipment Storage Site - Expanded (ESS-X) to Lear Siegler Services, Inc. (LSI), Annapolis, Maryland. LSI's Field Service Organization will provide continuous maintenance, repair, and storage of vehicles and equipment at Spinelli Barracks located in Manheim, Germany, in support of the 7th ARCOM mission. The Modified Controlled Humidity Preservation Warehouse at the Equipment Concentration Site-67 at Fort McCoy is the second such facility in the U.S. Army Reserve. The 7th Army Reserve Command, headquartered in Schwetzingen, Germany, has a similar facility at Spinelli Barracks in Mannheim, Germany, which has been in operation since July 2000. That facility officially was opened by Lt. Gen. Thomas J. Plewes, chief of the Army Reserve, and Brig. Gen. Paul Patrick, commanding general of the 7th, June 16, 2001.

The 7th ARCOM understands the criticality of the overall support mission and, in response, has developed an ESS-X concept that has significant potential to alleviate pressing problems of maintenance and storage of multi-component unit equipment in Europe. The ESS-X is located at Spinelli Barracks in Mannheim, Germany. It is the point where the wholesale logistics system for virtually all classes of supply arrives in Europe from CONUS. The location is a true logistics hub with its own rail spur, access by road and autobahn, proximity to inland waterway for barge traffic and near major U.S. Air Force Bases of Ramstein and Rhein Main. The location facilitates reception, staging, onward movement and integration (RSOI) operations.

The 574th Supply Company's home station is Spinelli Barracks, Mannheim, Germany.

The 293d Base Support Battalion maintains command, control, and coordination (C3) of the railhead located at Coleman Barracks and Spinelli Barracks, Mannheim. These facilities are dedicated to support contingency operations and are currently configured to support deployment/redeployment of forces. Dedeploying/ Redeploying units will not be provided "pusher" unit support and must rely strictly upon organic assets to load/unload equipment. Units are required to coordinate equipment pick-up with the 293d Base Support Battalion S-2/3, NLT 7 days prior to the train arrival/departure.

The 293d Base Support Battalion, Transportation Motor Pool is responsible to provide non-tactical vehicles support for the Base Operations mission. The 293d Base Support Battalion Transportation Motor Pool is located in Mannheim, Germany on Spinelli Barracks, Building 1563. The Self-Service Supply Center (SSSC), Central Receiving Point/Bulk Break Point and the Supply Support Office are on Mannheim's Spinelli Barracks,

The Combat Equipment Group Europe (CEGE) Headquarters was at Spinelli Barracks in the early 1980s. In June 1995 the 51st Maintenance Battalion moved to its current home at Spinelli barracks, Mannheim.

During 2001 CECOM's Systems Management Center Project Manager, Defense Communications and Army Switched Systems (PM DCASS), successfully 'cutover' three remote switching units (RSU's) in the Mannheim area, making that switch cluster the first in the Defense Information Systems-Europe to employ Defense Information Systems Agency -certified RSU's. The cutovers were completed at Sullivan Barracks Aug. 3, at Spinelli Barracks Aug. 10, and at Taylor Barracks Aug. 24. These RSU's provide voice and data service to approximately 2,000 users and direct access to the public network.

A big furniture store is located on Spinelli Barracks, Mannheim.



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