READ THIS --> If you submit a request to join the 2nd OPS group YOU MUST INCLUDE YOUR FULL NAME, work shift, years at FSA in which OPS unit, MOS, current hometown, how you found this website, and info like your CO, XO, SGM, PLT SGT's, or fellow OPS soldiers names. (This screens out internet nuts/spammers.)
This webgroup is for ASA / INSCOM veterans of the OPS Battalions who served at Field Station Augsburg on Gablingen Kaserne. This group was started as a way to share stories & photos, keep in touch, and find old friends. The group spans 1970 to 1993. There's over 11,000 photos of people, Augsburg bases, Bavaria and past 2nd OPS reunions. Over 59,000 messages have been swapped between the 1000+ Augsburg 1st, 2nd, and 3rd OPS veterans who reconnected since the group started in Feb 2005.
The 8th annual reunion will be in Memphis over Columbus Day weekend (Oct 10-15) - hosted by Terry Lawrence. The 2013 Reunion will be held at the Marriott SpringHill Suites Memphis Downtown, 85 West Court Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38103 .... Phone: 1-901-522-2100 or 1-800-593-6415 to make reservations.
The previous seven annual reunions have been held in:
#1 - Las Vegas in April 2006 (74 veterans attended, plus family members).
#2 - Washington, DC in Oct 2007 (81 veterans)
#3 - Pensacola, FL in June 2008 (55 veterans)
#4 - San Antonio, TX in Oct 2009 (91 veterans)
#5 - Cincinnati, OH in Oct 2010 (85 veterans)
#6 - Las Vegas, NV in Oct 2011 (86 veterans)
#7 - Chicago, IL in Sept 2012 (69 veterans)
Over 60 mini-reunions have occurred between the annual events.
We seek former veterans of the OPS BN's. To join, you must have worked at Gablingen Kaserne and had an ASA/INSCOM MOS (05K, 05H, 98B, 98C, 98G, 05D, ...) for any of the OPS BN's based at Field Station Augsburg.