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Nth Field At1111try Comm1nd

February 1988

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Superpowers sign treaty

NATO's Pl/ Strategy Successful

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sign treaty NATO's Pl/ Strategy Successful 1 • bi J ohn K. D'Amato Public A fl,iu

bi J ohn K. D'Amato Public A fl,iu 1-COIC

On December 8th. President Rogan and Gencnl xcrttar')' M,khail Gorbach<" signed

a historic

trcan·

"':hich

mn

eliminatt a

hole

nngt or in1trm<di11e . ~d shon rang•

nuc:lnr misiiles.

Tht 11-F T;nn· is not official U.S. policv, ho,.·.vrr, unul ,/,er mificl!ion b)· ,ht L' .S. Scna1t, and dcbatts btgan in '11:'uh,ngton, 0 .C. on th< 2Sth of Janua')·, The Trtm· c.lls !or tht rtmoval and dt· uruetion o( all t.:.S. and Sovie, ground·

launched ballu,tic and cruise- mhsi.lt syst(fflS,

dtploytd and non-dtplo\'Cd. h»·ing • ran~<

bt,9.· ttn 30: and 3, <4~

A«ording to tht ~lcmonndum of Un-

dcrmndin~ btt•·«n tht l.ini1cd Siam and

,he So,·itt Un,on. 247 of Pcnh, n& 21 and H2 or

Ground•LaunC'hcd Cru1H MissilC'J

Arrm 's

Forct's

6SO So,·ict SS-zo·,. 170

mtlci .

,h, U .S.

1he Air

(G LCM ). "

• ·ell u

S5·4's and 5j,c SS· S's :art sr.cc1flca.lly urgC"ttd

by tht Trcary lor rtmo,•a .

In adduion to tht inirrmedi1tt· rangc nu·

clear miuilc,, 17C U.S. Ptrshing !A's, 726

So,·iet SS- 12 and 20C SS-1) shoncr-rangc

miuile sysccms: are a ho , c hcdulcd for rem <>·

val and drstru«ion.

The Trtal" An,dos oblig•« the , o

supcrpo

·eu

·,o d iminitc all of the missac

S\'Urms

i,h,n

thr et )'.tars of

racifieauon

a'nd b in s them therufm . Vcrifiution. a stumbling block during the negotiations ,nd

kt, 10 ,ht df«tiveness or th e Trem. is

, spelltd out in • ••r.•ratt s«tion oiled' 1hr

ln1ipec-1ion Protoco .

The SS-20, • longer nng< inttrm«lme missile. with thr« indcpendentli· rirgmbl• " 'arhud,. ,.,,s dcplO\'ed bi th< Sovm Union in 1973. The sec kilo moter range of the SS- 2C, ,llov.-ed th t So,·itt Union 10 threaten all of ~ ·estern Europt from buts wtll in,id, ,he U.S.S.R.

meant to ,up•

,. plemtnt a So"i<t miuile force of shontr

Th• dcplo1·cd ss-2c·, ,

nnge SS-4's, SS-12's

could be launched from dinances of 2,000 kilometers or less.

On October 28, 1977. WtSt German

C h,ncellor Helmut Schmidt brought cht So-

,•ict SS-20 threat to the forefront of ,he

Nonh Atlantic Trtatv Organizuion's auen· tion. ,n a 1p«ch at iht lnttmuion,1 lnsti· tu1< !or Stmtgic Stud,ts in London. NATO, looking !or• way to convince the ·

So,·ieu to -·nhdra

the ss-20·,. responded

to 1he new thrtai with • 1wo-prongtd ma• tcg,· - tht "Tw,n-Tuck Agr«men1" of 1979. One p,n of the Agrtcmcn, calltd !or

and

SS-ll's, ,.,hich

cont inutd ncgo1111ion s with the: So\•ieu

for

the rtmo\'II of the S5-20's

calltd !or the deployment of , now. long<r·

range missile, the Pershing 2.

·hile

anothtr

Tht d efloyment of Pmhing 2 btgan in

by

198),

amidst

manivt

domonstm ion,

German citizen's concerned

i,h

the •rival

S)' stem. xcreu~· of State Gt0rg•

Schult• hu uid that th< crnic•I point_in.•he

11-F Treat)

s,gn,ng•

of ,he n

procus

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not tht

· but the moment when the countries that

had commincd 1hcrn1th·u to deploy the mimlu did so•.

Fielding continued until all 108 Pershing 2 miuiles '"" in place, in D«omber t 98~. The dcplovmtnt had rtquircd • heroic ,Hon

faced dcrnon-

by Comni.,,d soldiers,

1tra1ions somctimtl numbering in 1he ctns

of 1housands. Th< S61h Field Artill,n· Com·

·ho

Un11

A1'·ard !or th< action, of ns soldiers during thi, ptnod.

Pershing 2 fielding complmd tht >«:ond pan of the T,.•in,Track ,,r«ment. The So·

m,nd

urned

the

Amr

Supcrio'r

vieu suddrn ly bcumt intut('1:ied 1n

1he f1rs1

pan of the Agrt<rnent, the n<goti,11on pro, ctss, and thcrt wu a great de.al o t m o, cmcn1

in ,h, follo

signing of the Jr,.;F Treaty on D«cmbtr 81h.

Although offici•I 1nnoun«menu ha"e not bttn mid,, planning hu begun on "'1thdra·

wal procedures and clauJficauon or sodicrs

holding missile-specific MOS,. Pcndin~ ra11· fiution of ,he True,·, 1-ATO leaden muSt

also mak, s,ons, such H

months. culm1n,iin~ ,n tht

·ing

several force ad juumen, d «• ·

r< pbce th< -hai

which uniu ,

ill

rtmovcd missile sy1tems • nd

to the basts vacat<d by Ptrshin• un iu.

~appcn,

For more on INF, s« pagt 2.

- ~ First Impressions LL COi. Mlc:hNI J. Paequ•1911 (left), commender, 2nd Blttallon, Ith Fleld
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LL COi. Mlc:hNI J. Paequ•1911 (left), commender, 2nd Blttallon, Ith Fleld Artll·
lery, Mid Brig. Gen. Ropr K. 8Nn (right), commanding general, 56th Field
Artlllery Com!Mnd (Perahl ng), HC:ort Gen. John R. G1lvln, Supreme Allied
Commender Europe through the Muti.ngen St0f11ge ArN. The vllllt martt.cl
1111 ftr9t time Gen. O.lvln h• viewed the teelllty. (Plloto by C.rl Purvlt)

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INF: How will the sites be inspected?

Uni1td Stat•• Information Strvict

Ai pirt of r/,, /nr,rm,d,ar, lhn,:t l\'udt.r .Foras Tr,,r,1·

rh>t

tht 5<,,·i« Union 1,.,., agrr.d ro an unprtttdtnrtd on•mt

inspttrion rtgimt. Btlo•· •tt somt ftt?uMr (.•· uktd qurs·

rions , bour rhc n1rurt' ~nd purros~ o qu,rM b.~· chc trtJr.,·.

What are the kinds of on-site inspections

signtd on D.c,mbtr 8. 1987. rh, Un11.d Sweo ,nd

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tht ,ns~ ·uonJ rt·

that will take place?

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Banlinr ]nspccuoni - to htlp 1.n vtnfy1n& tht 1n1ual ex· cha n~• of upd.rtd dat•, th<rt ii • righ1 10 condu« o n -,n• 1n1pccuom at the c~· pcs of f.ac11iu, s hncd 1n the nut ~' ,n 1h• pmod from 30 to 90 davs afm tht rrea1y enttrs onto force . Sp«ific facili,its and bncs subj«1 to such insp«· , ion , arc limd on tht Mtmo nndum o f Undcrmnding (MOt;) and art locmd ,n Bel gium, the Federal Repu·

bloc

Ncthtrlands, the United

of German)', Italy, th,

K, n~dom. the German Dem·

ocuuc

choslo,·akia " "'ell ., bases and faciliuei in ,he Unittd

Statt• and ,he So,·ict Union. Clo,c-out ln,ptctions - when buu or mi111lc ,uppon lac,hu<> no longer contain neuy~limitcd items or sup·

ClC•

Republic

and

pon

treat)·-limited

sy uem ~.

the pan,cs ,.,j(I ha,·c thr right

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conduct

1n1~ctaon$

co

obcrvc th,r treur•prohibottd acti,·ities h.i,-c cu.std. Elimination lnsprrnon,

the United Su ,cs ind the

USSR hi"-e an obhguion ,o

ObUf"''C

th~

dcsttUCUOn

Of

m",1ln ind b1Jnchcn at c!i,

m 1nath1n

fac1li 11c~

Ur:u llcd

pnx.rdurr~ arr ,ct

fonh ,n the El1m1n.arion Pro•

1ncoJ.

Short-notice Jnsptctions for )) years after the ue.ur

cn1tn into force. the sidts are tntotlrd to conduc, shon-no·

uce ,nspecuons a1 agreed fic1 •

dtstr\t

:t1on

huts. The 'Ye•• ol facilitoc, s.ubicct to 1n1pcction arc i<len11f1cd in the treat y and

spe-c1fic fac1 liriu th< MOU.

ire lasted 1n

Mon·

- agreed t hat t he Uni1cd Stat<>

itoring

hu

Conunuous

Tht

Porul

USSR

cu , csubli~h a continuoui ponal mon uor1ng sysren n

m1111lc facolm at Votkinsk. In mum , thr United Sum hu agrtcd tOaJlo,., the 50\'im 10 mablish a S)'llem at the (or• mer Per,hing II m.issile facilit)' - Hercules Plant Number Ont in Magna, Utah.

H ow many inspections will take place?

Siner mort than one miss ile o r launchC'r c:an be dc-Hrov cd

quou for Eliminatio n ln~pcc uOns

a1 a ume, th ere is no sc-t

- during the chrcc•year elimination period. the side,

,,ill

rcgudless of 1'1hcthcr or not they rnnain opeutiorul. For the following live yu rs, each pany can conduet IS Short· notict lnsptctions each year. For the Ian live yur, each pany can conduct 10 Shon-noucc lnsptctions o cl. yur .

Tht sidn hn• the right 10 conduct CIO$t· Out l nsptc·

iions .at facilities as they art elimin iccd.

How much notice will the Soviets provide us beforc they carry out Shon-notice In- spections at our bases in the United States

kinsk. USSR,

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not be under constant cscon

Tht\t on

spectors will bt able 10 move around subjic-ct to some rt· strictions within a )0 kilometer radius o f tht fact une~

where they "'ill be ptrlorming ,heir in,pccuon du11<1

Can the inspectors move all around a base or will their mov~ments be limited?

Inspectors' movemcnu will be limited to tho1e area, 'Within the boundaries depicted on the 111c do•gnm, th•t a"· pm of the MOU. In add11ion, ,f • bu,ld,ng "'ith,n tho,-

bo\lndaries is too small to contain a trcaty·limitcd 11tm.

then the in spectors 'Will not be pcnnittcd to 1n1p<ct t he ,n side of that building.

and

Europe?

The Soviets muSt notify us at lu11 16 hours prior to the planned u rival of tht inspccuon tcim 11 ~ne of the points of tntrv in tht Unittd Suttl which art S.n Fmiei,co and

would kno"' o nl)' that

Wuhi~g,on, D .C . At ,hot

How much time will the inspectors spend at our bases?

It dtpends on the typt ol insptcuon. For Buelone. Ck,,

se•out and Shon-notice inipections. lnsp~cton cin spend

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ont of many hcil itits would bt subjrct co inspection soon .

When So,·itt inspcctou arrivt at 1 point of entry. cher will

up to 24 houn 11 ,he laci h,~·

thty art 1nspcc11ng If 1ht 1n·

spnttd s1dt: JJrte.s, ino,p"" · tors can spc-nd an addiuon, I eight hou rs •• th< same i,;,!, i,, . Bc cau >c a large number

o mlssiJt • ·111 be chm1n1tcJ.

thcrt is no specified timr Jj.

miution fo r u ch Elim1nauon in,ptction. The So"ict plan, at Votkinsk and th< Hercule, plant at M•i:n•. L'u h m•• be subject to Cormnuou, Porti l

Mo ni1or1n~ for up to 3 ~tan

aftC"r entry iruo fore( of the trnty.

How manr inspectors will bc on a inspec· tion team?

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"'hich U.S. facility

to u.anspon the So,·ict inspeccors to the inspection sitt ,

hin nine hours of notification of 1he 1itc ,hey wish to , cc. or course, identical procedurt, will apply when tht united

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bt ,nsptettd . Wt , ·ill b~ oblig•tcd

,ill

vie~ a.nd

State• condum Shon-notice ln,ptctions of So,·ict lacili,its.

Will U.S. official accompany Soviet inspec- tors?

U.S. officials will • •company Soviet in,ptctors for t he

murr time tht)' arc m a country inspccung U.S. fac:ilit1ts

juu u Soviet olfocials , ·ill accompany U.S. inspec,on t he

entire timt they arc in a countr)' insptcting So"ict facilitie, . Howc-"cr. the Sovltt lnJpectori at the Herculu plant in

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h and the U.S. insptctor, at the m,ssilr facilit y II Vot·

Thu depend, on tho "'P'

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of inspecuon

s.e•out

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to

in•

con d uc ted

spection~ • · 111 be

by

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woth

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members. E limination 1n,pt\ ·

bf' conducted b,

tu .ms. , ·it h up t o 2: mcmt;.

tions -.·ill

1nspt"1on • ·d1

at n.:h Conur.u-

ous Mon1rormt snt .

Will the inspectors bring any spe.:ial equipme nt with them?

In spectors m•y b roni; hn<>r mcuyrcment dr,·icu. such u

tape mns ure.s. as , ·r ll

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oth er cquipmtnt IS specifi t d b)

sist thtrn in conducting 1nspenion.

Will the inspectors be military officers?

Some in~ptctou may bt members of the mil1u~,. bu1 this is neither required nor prohib11td by the trem

Will the inspectors have diplomatic immun- ity?

lnsptctors

.,.ill h.-·t limited diplomatic immu n11,· Th,

h och th< L n,i<J

Poliry • nd ln fo rm>ru>n T,w

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• ·err d,, ·c/,,p,·J ~.'

,- conduct .u many an,pcclion a, '" ne<cr uary to ob,, rvc tht

~hmini t.ion of i ll

urms in tht unty subJtt t to clim1nu ion.

before ,II

•i·ucm, hi,·c been eliminotcd, the pan,cs ha,·c the right to

conduct 2C Short•noticc Inspections per )' CU at lacrli1iu

1h11 ur subjrct 10 Basd.nt and Shon·no ticr Inspections,

During the lim thrct ycm of the rrnt,•, i.e

treaty sptl h our sptcific grounds for

Sum or USSR may obJ<tt to or expel an 1n>p«tor

(Rcprint.d from th< U.S.

from USJS. Th, qutsrions and •m

tht Arms Control .,,d Diurmam<nr AJ;tn,_,·.

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Pershing Cable Commander BrlO· Gen. RogerK. Bein Public Affairs Olfioer Maj. Gerard J . Han

Pershing

Cable

Commander

BrlO· Gen. RogerK. Bein

Public Affairs Olfioer Maj. Gerard J. Han

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Soviet inspections mark historical first by SFC John K. O'Amato NCOIC 56th F.A. Cmd. PAO

Soviet inspections mark historical first

by SFC John K. O'Amato NCOIC 56th F.A. Cmd. PAO

Eut met Wm with a historic handshake inside the gates of the 56th Field Artillery Command Missile Storage Area in Mutlangen, West Germany on July

5th.

In front of a bank of TV cameramen and still pho- tographers, there to record the first verification in- spection of a U.S. Army missile site in Germany, 2nd Battalion, 9th Field Artillery Commander Lt. Col. Michael J. Puquaren greeted Vladimir A. Akimen- kov, chief of a nine-member Soviet inspection team. The Sovieu, part of • 21-man verification group, arrived at Rhein Main Air Force Base in Frankfurt oo the 4th of July, and announced concurrent inspec- tions at Mudangen and at Wueschicm, a Ground Launched Cruise Missile (GLCM) site operated by the Air Force's 38th Tactical Missile Wing. The inspectors from the U.S.S.R., accompanied by ten members from the U.S. On-Site lnspeetion Agency (OSIA) and rwo representatives from the Fe- deral Republic of Germany, spent 21 hours at the Command site as part of a "bueline• inspection, de- signed to verify data contained in the lntermedjate Nudeu Forces (INF) Treaty's Memorandum of Un- demanding. Ratified by the U.S. Congress on June I, the INF Treaty calls for a series of inspections by both sides starting in July and ending Septanber I. The process of sending inspcetioo teams into another country for the purpose of verifying Missile removal and destrUC· tion is unprecedented, and most authorities agree, sets the stage for additional arms control reductions. During the next three years, more than 2,SOO mis- siles, all land-bued with ranges of 300 to 3,400 miles

will be descroyed by both sides in accordance with the INF Treaty - 859 by the United States and 1.752 by the U.5.S.R. U.S. inspcetors have 126 sites to inspeet in the U.S.S.R., Czechoslovakia, and the German Democra- tic Republic. A 30-mcmber team from the U.S. On-

Site lnspcetion Agency under Army Brig.

land Lajoie, left Frankfurt for the Soviet Union early on the morning of July I. The Soviets have 26 U.S. sites to inspcet, including 12-missile related sites in the European countries of Belgium, the Federal Republic of Germany, July, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. In early July, Soviet teams had conducted inspec· tions at the General Dynamics Plant 19 in San Diego, facilities at Davis Monthan AFB and Fort Huachuca Army base in Arizona, Pueblo Army Depot in Col- orado and the Hercules Aerospace Company plant at Magna, Utah. The July 5th verification visit at Mutlangen wu the first of the Soviet inspections at U.S. Army missile sites in Germany, but baseline inspcetions arc ex- pceted at the U.S. Army facilities operated by 1-9 in Neu Ulm and 4-9 in Hcilbroon later in July or early August. At Mudangen, after bis greeting the Soviet team at the gate, Pasquarctt conducted a site and safety brief-

ing, followed by introductions of 2-9 officers and soldiers who would act as escorts to the Soviets dur- ing their stay. The soldiers at Mudangen played host to th.c Soviet team from 10:50 a.m. "on the 5th until 8 o'clock the next morning, providing not only areu for work and sleep, but also lunch, dinner and breakfast meals. After their visit, the Soviets returned to Rhein Main Air Force Base in Frankfurt, and flew back to the So- viet Union.

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and flew back to the So- viet Union. Gen . . Ro- ,,_ In• hldonc ~ng,

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In• hldonc ~ng, 2nd eatt.non, 9th Field Artillery Comnwmder, Lt Col. Mlellael J. Pasqu ahllkH hands

with Vladimir A. Aklmenkov, INder of • Soviet nlM-ffllln, on-site v.rlflcltlon tnm. The Sovleta vlalted Mutlln-

gen on July 5th, H

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Inspection called tor by the Intermediate Nuclear Forcea Treaty.

Up~ate F. Y.I.

POV MOVEMENT

Recent changes concerning reimbursement for in- land movement of your POV State that reimburse-

menu will no longer be made. Under certain circum- stances there arc exceptions to this new policy.

A couple of examples are:

• Soldier ships an oversized vehicle and it cannot

be carried to place of duty.

• Soldier ships an inoperable vehicle which can-

not be shipped inland. · If either of the above cases exist then the claim must be accompanied by DD Form 788, PCS orders, and a letter from Brancrhaven Pon directing pick-up. Upon presentation and approval, the Fin- ance Travel S.:aion will determine and make the pay- menu of these claims.

SEPARATIONS

Soldiers transitioning from the Army (ETS) are paid automatically through the month prior to their ETS, and in accordance with AR 37-104-J., all final paymcnu of Pay and Allowances, Travel Entitlc- mcnu, and Accrued I.eave will be paid at the Separa- tion Point. Pay and Allowances will be computed from the fim day of the month through the ETS date. No mid-month checks are issued during the month of ETS and Casual Payments will not be made. Accordingly, soldiers pending ETS should pr~ pare to meet expenses from the last automatic c.nd-of- month pay through their ETS date. The Finance Of- fice cannot make any payments to soldiers during the separation month.

OUTPROCESSING

Soldiers who are outprocessing must have every agency cleared and indicated on their clearance pap· en, CllCq>t Finance, MILPO, and unit rcgincr, prior to their Finance outprocessing appoinanent. Unit commanders or first sergeants must sign all clearance forms and check them for completion. Soldiers must also bring a copy of their request for leave or pass, DA Form 31, when reporting to Finance for outpro- ccssing. Compliance with the above procedures will avoid delays in out processing.

LEAVE CONTROL

Soldjers will not be charged for a day of leave if they rerum to work on a non-duty day (AR 630·5, para 3-Sb(2)). DA Form JI. (Request and Authority for I.eave), item 30, will include the statement: "Day of return is not to be charged as a day of leave.• If DA Form 31 does not include this natemcnt, the sol- dier's day of return will be charged as a day of leave. As a rule, non-duty days arc Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. Soldiers who work shifts, however, may have other non-duty days. Commanders and supervisors will monitor their leave programs to en· sure timekeepers meet regulatory requirements.

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3 Team training secures p'3rimeter C.pt. Lance Luhl~, 2nd Ptatoon.lNder, Deltll S.tte,y, 4th Bllltllllon, 9th

Team training secures p'3rimeter

3 Team training secures p'3rimeter C.pt. Lance Luhl~, 2nd Ptatoon.lNder, Deltll S.tte,y, 4th Bllltllllon, 9th

C.pt. Lance Luhl~, 2nd Ptatoon.lNder, Deltll S.tte,y, 4th Bllltllllon, 9th Reid Artillery, brief• members of the 4802 EKOrt

Battery on the organlutlon ol the !!11th Fleld Artillery Command. The Germen bettery, the flnt of three to be formed, could

provide edded eecurtty to Pershing sltw during an sctuel -,.

by Stephen R. Schroeder

Penhing Cable Staff Writer

American soldiers weren't the only ones training at a Pershing field site in the German woods on June

20.

mem-

One-hundred and

twenty

bers of German Escort Battery 4802 had also deployed to conduct a 24--hour uaining exercise with Delta Battery, 4th Battalion, 9th Field Ar- tillery. Lt. Col. Dietrich Kraushaar, the German Liasion Officer to the 56th Field Artillery Command, said that the 4802 is one of three escort batter- ies that will be provided to the 56th during a war. The mission of the escon batteries,

according to Lt. Col. Douglas Tay- lor, former commander of 4-9, is to

Pershing

forces. "They will augment the firing platoons in perimeter defense. Then, as they increase their proficiency, they will be expected to conduct pa- trols with the 2nd Battalior>, 4th In- fantry and move out on external se- curity operations.• Taylor said that they will be espe- cially useful for route recon because "they speak the German lingo.•

provide extra security to

Pershing crews big news

by Stephen R. Schroeder Pcrshlng Cab~ Staff Writer

For the, first time since Pershing II missile deployment began in 1983, the U.S. Army opened the gates at Mutlan- gen Missile Stor2ge Arca to a flood of worldwide media rcpresenutivcs, Junc

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The media came to document compli- ance activities as the command prepares 10 remove its 108 Pershing II missiles and suppon equipment. "We have re- corded the deployment, now we must record the departure. We've waited a long time for a chance like this,• ex- plained one journalist. He spoke from experience. Once, he climbed a tree outside Mutlangen to shoot a rare photo which was later published in Newsweek magazine. The Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty took effect on June t with the exchange of ratified documents berwecn

the United States and the Soviet Union.

now in effect the

scope of the 56th Field Anillery Com- mand's oper2tions have expanded to in-

clude the removal of the PII missile sys- tem, inactivation of command units and

inspec-

With the treaty

supponing Soviet verification tions.

Media Day was held to brief news re- prescnutivcs on how the command will .il::complish these new missions and to give the reporters a chance to photo- graph missiles and gather background information. Upon arrival, the newsmen were cre- dentialed at the nearby Schicsstal park- ing lot and taken by shuttle bus to Bis-

mark Kascrne.

Lugging and dragging man-sized tri- pods, video cameras, fragile lights and other equipment, they rushed into the Rodman theater to find the best seat or shooting angle. Anticipation filled the theater as more media members arrived and time drew · near for the start of the show.

· Bus after bus pulled up, let the jour-

nalists eagerly scurry off and pulled away to pick up another group. Then the rhythmic thump, thump of helicopters drew near. Five huge CH-53 Sea Sullions appe.ared in the overcast sky. Fifteen minutes later the 90-mcm- bers of the Ministry of Defense press pool flooded the theater. Press passes proclaimed the presence of prestigious magazines, newspapers and television stations from acrou the globe. Reponers from the Washington Post, Time magazine, Le Soir, the Daily Tele-

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graph, Der Spiegel and Pr2vda flipped through their press packs, jotting down notes. Television crews from Fr2nce, Spain, the Soviet Union, the United States, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Japan, Aus- tria and Sweden worked hurriedly to

get their equipment set up. Two rows of video cameras stretched across the width of the theater, one after another. A massive, tangled web of wires and cords wound its way to the podium.

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4 Commander of the 56th Field Anill- e.ry Command, Brig. Gen. Roger K. Bean, took the

Commander of the 56th Field Anill- e.ry Command, Brig. Gen. Roger K. Bean, took the stage. Tape recorders switched on, cameras started rolling and busy hands began writing. No one wanted to miss a word or a picture. This was a day awaited by many for ye.an. In the past, news organizations would have gladly paid a dear price for

a nibble of the cake being offered today. The general welcomed the press and a media day overview was given. Capt. Scott Hill, plans officer for the command, then gave a command ueaty compliance briefing. The reponcrs learned that the com- pliance plan calls for the Pershing mis- sile sections to be placed in containers, shipped to the United States and deliv- ered to a selected site for destruction. The rocket mot0rs a re expected to be eliminated by demolition or burning. The re-enuy vehicle, minus the war- head and guidance clements, will be crushed or flanened. "The physics pa- ckages themselves will be returned to tbe appropriate national authorities for disposition,• Brig. Gen. Bean said. The launchers will also be delivered to selected sites for elimination. At these sites, initial cutting will be done in accordance with the INF Treaty. At the end of the briefing, Hill re- minded the audience that although the command is commined to treaty com· pliance, it will maintain its combat re- acliness.

· "Our mission to maintain combat rc-

acliness docs not diminish with the in- troduction of the INF Treaty," Hill

said. "The 56th Field Artillery Com·

mand

training exercises and undergo U .S. and NATO evaluations.• After the briefing, the reponcrs bad a shon question and answer period with Brig. Gen. Bean. The journalists conducted their own INF inspections, when they were taken to Mutlangen Mi$Sile Storage Arca ab- oard five double-decker touring buses. The buses, brimming with cameras and microphones, were met at the front gate by several of the site's resident protest- ers.

An erect Pershing missile loomed be- hind the wall.

During the bus tour, the media was briefed on many of the site's buildings and complexes. Brig. Gen. Bean remarked that most

of the facilities are "very generic. They

will be used by some soldiers in the fu. ture, I am sure,• he said. The media was then let loose on three tr.aining pads to photogr:i.ph and film various missile displays and interview soldiers. They descended on the soldiers and displays like a starving swarm of locusts ready to devour every bit of news and eve.ry picrure. "It's nice to be able to do it the easy way," said a CBS camer:i.man. "I've spent a lot of time crawling outside fences and getting arrested to get Persh- ing shots.•

will continue to

conduct field

"I think it was a good idea to let eve-

ryone in to see what a good system we have," said Spec. Donald Doheny of HHSB, 2nd Battalion, 9th Field Anill- ery. E>ohcny was stationed at one of the displays at Mutlangen. Another soldier on the training pads

was Spec. Scott McCall, Charlie Batt- ery, 2-9. He believed that "our combat

readiness: played a big part in bringing

about the treaty and Media Day•.

nothing like I

remarked

McLaughlin of Alpha Battery, 2- 9. McLaughlin's "Hollywood Crew,"·as they came to be known within Alpha Battery, was on band at the erect missile display for interviews. • At first I had

stage fright when I saw them (reponers) all beading our way. It took. awhile for me to come down to earth. · "It felt good to get so much recogni- tion,• McLaughlin said. "It felt good to be in the spotlight, and it was good to have our system and unit in the spot- light getting deserved recognition.• The "Hollywood Crew's" executive officer, Capt. Mike Godwin, said the event gave the whole battery a morale boost. "The soldiers were able to sec their accomplishment on television and in the newspapers. There was a lot of taping done and a lot of dippings cut out of newspapers.•

thought it

would

Qyde

"It was

be,"

SSgt.

"Our combat readi- ness played a big

part in bringing about the treaty and Media Day"

Willie Biggs, HHSB, 2- 9, said

be never thought be would be involved in something so big. "We were told there were going to be a lot of people, but I never imagined so many,• he said. " Usually 'a lot' is SO or so.•

A buddy of Biggs had a quote in the

"Stars and Stripes.• "He bought 20 cop- ies and sent them to all his relatives and friends,• Biggs said.

Summing up the feeling of most of the soldiers involved, McLaughlin said, "It was a day that I'll never forget. It was like a dream.•

After the Mutlangen tour, the media returned to Bismark Kaserne where American Ambassador 10 the Federal Republic of Germany Richard Burt,

German Federal Defense Ministry State Secretary Dr. Lothar Ruh! and Brig. Gen. Bean were center stage. Doz.ens of microphones bristled from the lectern, seeming to prod them to speak. Floodlighu and popping earner:, flashes lit the stage like small, artificial suns and twinkling stars. Below the stage the 154 journalists, photographers and cameramen, repre- senting 88 worldwide media organiza- tions, jostled once again for position. During his speech, Bun recalled be- ing in Brussels in 1979 as a journalist

Sgt

when NATO

made the "Twin Track

Decision.·•

On December 12, 1979 NATO un- animously adopted a "Twin Track.• strategy to counter the Soviet deploy- ment of SS-20 missiles.

One traek called for arms conuol ne- gotiations with the U.S.S.R., to restore the intcrmediate nuclear forces balance u the lowest possible level. In the absence of an agreement, NA- TO's second track called for the de- ployment of 10·8 Pershing JI and 464 Ground-Launched Cruise missiles in Western Europe beginning in December

1983.

• At the time, mere was a grcai: deal of

uncenainty as to what the decision meant,~ be said. "There was a great deal of skepticism an.d even cynicism. It was described as an arms build-up. There was skepticism that we wanted to elimi- nate this whole class of weapons. There was skepticism that the Soviets would ever agree at the negotiating table. "Now, standing here in 1~88," con- tinued the ambassador, "I think it's possible to say that the Double Track Decision of 1979, the :Uro Option of

1981

and the deployment of missile in

1983

have vindicated the strategy of the

Alliance. Wc have been successful in eli-

minating this category of weapons. •

At the end of bis speech, and Media Day, Bun reminded his audience that there is no •free lunch• in achieving arms conuol obj.cctivcs but the first step had been taken. "By demonstrating our willigncss to maintain the military bal- ance we have created the conditions for real arms control,• be said. Media day provided the world a glimpse of how the command and the United States .,ill begin to meet the

INF Treaty's "real arms control" objec- tives.

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