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Cala: I worked on Campbell Barracks back in the early 90's. The 4-Star CG (we still called him the CINC back then - a throw back to the Cold War) was notorious for lengthy briefings and endless staff meetings. We would wait for our turn to brief, trapped in the conference room for hours. On one occasion after about 5 hours of mindless slideware without a break for any thing to eat, an enlisted porter brought a roast beef sandwich in for the CINC. The rest of us waited several more hours for the meeting to end and had a snack bar meal. I guess it hasn't improved much. I hoped the transition from peacetime Army to a war footing would have brought warriors to the top.

Yep, still about the same although they've reduced the HQUSAREUR commander to a 3 star. Campbell is about to close down next year which is kind of depressing but it's really about time. I'm not looking forward to moving to Wiesbaden but the commute would kill me if I didn't.

I do want to come back in a couple of years (before I go back to the states) to see what the Germans do with this place.

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