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A Survey of the Air Facilities Available to Support a Rapidly Deploying Force from the CONUS to NATO
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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This paper examines departure airfields CONUS and reception airfields Europe to determine if shortfalls exist in handling a large augmentation force for NATO in a relatively short period of time. A brief analysis of CONUS troop locations vis-a-vis USAF installations leads to the conclusion that the ability exists to support a massive augmentation airlift without using civilian air facilities in CONUS. The analysis of usable airfields in Europe which could be available for U3 use leads to the conclusion that dispersal of prepositioned equipment to more northern parts of Germany or adjacent countries is very feasible, considering only reception airfield capabilities.
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