Inheriting a distinguished tradition of combat service support, the lineage and honors of 21st Theater Support Command began 23 June 1965 with the activation of the 1st Support Brigade. A maintenance support headquarters under Seventh Army Support Command, the brigade's first home was Taylor Barracks, Mannheim.
The 293d Base Support Battalion, Property Book Office is responsible for maintaining accountability for all non-expendable equipment, Class III (Fuel) Management, and Reports of Survey. The 293d Base Support Battalion, Property Book Office is located in Mannheim, Germany on Taylor Barracks, Building 400.
The USAREUR basic and advanced Information Assurance Training Program (IATP) courses are taught by contractors at Taylor Barracks, Mannheim, Germany (IATP facility building 331), and by mobile training teams at various locations across the theater.
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.
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