EUROGRAM, September-October 1994
EUROPEAN OFFICE OF AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FPO NEW YORK 09510
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EOARD has served as the US Air Force liaison with European science since 1952. EOARDs scientific function is paralleled by the Navys Office of Naval Research-Europe ONREUR, established in 1946, and the Armys European Research Office ERO, which came into existence in 1956. All three scientific offices had a similar basic mission--to establish and maintain scientific collaborations between researchers on opposite sides of the Atlantic. Geographic location distinguished each organization in the early years. The Army office was in Frankfurt, Germany, the Air Force office in Brussels, Belgium, and the Navy office in London, UK. Additional missions and roles were also different. For example, through the 1950s and 1960s, the Air Force office EOAR had its own aircraft, a VC-47, to transport passengers and scientific equipment. In the early 1970s the three services co-located in the Edison House in London. Joint operations became a way of life.
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