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UNITED STATES ARMY RESERVE IN OPERATION DESERT STORM: INSTALLATION OPERATIONS; THE ROLE OF USAR GARRISONS.
ANDRULIS RESEARCH CORP ARLINGTON VA
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This is a ROARING BULL message With that telephonic announcement, Mr. Al Bredlau, the Mobilization Planner at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, notified then-LTC Bill Raines, the Commander of the 3397th USAR Garrison in Chattanooga, Tennessee, that his organization was alerted for activation for Operation DESERT SHIELD. LTC Raines had only been in command for about three weeks. The alert came on 25 August 1990. On 27 August 1990, the 3397th and two other USAR Garrisons were activated and moved to their mobilization stations. A fourth Garrison would be called three months later. Most Reservists in U.S. Army Reserve Garrisons never dreamed they would be activated. To many Reservists, assignment to a USAR Garrison was a holding assignment between good jobs in other troop program units. Few people not assigned to an Active Army or Army Reserve Garrison organization realized the value of the Garrisons, that is until Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM brought the value of these units to the forefront. Now the organizations are in great demand by most mobilization stations, both in FORSCOM and TRADOC, because of the timely augmentation that the mobilized Garrisons brought to their respective installations at a time when the workload was overwhelming.
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