The Air Support Operations Center AN/TSQ-209 Communication Central system was designed and deployed by the National Security Division's Integrated Defense Systems. The Air Support Operations Center or ASOC is an Air Force unit collocated with the Land Component Commander, responsible for managing air assets in support of ground maneuver. By January 2001, the INEEL has fielded six units, two each at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina, Fort Hood in Texas and Sullivan Barracks in Viernheim, Germany. Six more were in the works for 604 th ASOS at Camp Red Cloud in Korea, 111 th ASOS at Ft. Lewis, Washington and for the 182 ASOS Unit in Illinois. Each base receives two units for tactical "leap-frogging". One AN/TSQ-209 could be deployed and as the troops advance, the second would follow the maneuver units as the corps moves forward and become the primary unit.
ITT Industries, Systems Division provides communications operations, maintenance, and supply support to the 5th Signal Command and other designated elements to ensure reliable, high-quality communications support to the US Army, Europe. Systems Division maintains and operates vital US Army Command, Control, and Communications (C3) systems throughout central Europe, and provides operations and logistics support to the Defense Information Infrastructure (DII), the Defense Red Switch Network (DRSN), Video-Teleconferencing Centers (VTC), and maintenance of American Forces Television (AFTV), and Air Traffic Systems (ATS). ITT also operates the Area Maintenance and Supply Facility - Europe (AMSF-E) at Sullivan Barracks, Germany.
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.
The 293d Base Support Battalion, Director of Logistics/S-4 is responsible for supervising the Property Book Office, Transportation Motor Pool, Movements Branch, and the Food Service Branch. The 293d Base Support Battalion, Director of Logistics/S-4 is located in Mannheim, Germany on Sullivan Barracks, Building 246, 2nd Floor. The 293d Base Support Battalion, Food Service Branch is responsible for Dining Facility Attendant management for five Dining Facilities. The 293d Base Support Battalion, Food Service Branch is located in Mannheim, Germany on Sullivan Barracks, Building 246, 2nd Floor. The 293d Base Support Battalion, Transportation Office is responsible for shipping personal property, household goods storage, duty travel and portcall offices, and the Mannheim drivers testing office. The 293d Base Support Battalion, Movements Branch. office is located in Mannheim, Germany on Sullivan Barracks, Building 255.
At the edge of the Sullivan Barracks in Mannheim the new building of a department store (Commissary) was developed by the American Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) with approx. 4200 m 2 surface area. The building structure is a single-storey building without making a cellar under, with a zwischengeschoss as technique center within the range camp and an underground fire fighting water tank from reinforced concrete.
The food service specialists who work in the 44th Signal Battalion Dining Facility [DFAC] are extremely proud of their jobs and the service they provide to the community. They are unsung heroes for the tireless effort and pride they contribute to the community. The DFAC is neither part of AAFES or morale, welfare and recreation. Physical training, an integral part of the Army workday, begins at 6:30 a.m. and lasts until 7:30 a.m. The DFAC is designed around these hours, not civilian hours.
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