Kaserne, Pirmasens, 1966-68
A shot of "parallel parking" (a VW convention?) next to
Bldg 4618, taken from my room on the second floor of HHB
in Bldg 4619. To
the best of my recollection ... AWSCOM Headquarters was
located in Building 4616: they also had a unit (another
HQ/Ordnance/MP/Signal?) quartered in Building 4618, directly
across the street from the HHB / 2 / 56 barracks (in Building
4619); and they had office space "next door" to us (in Building
4617). The street (Delaware Avenue) between Buildings 4618
and 4619 was very narrow: parking was strictly "Verboten"
in front of HHB, and there was "Parallel Parking Only" in
front of Building 4618; the street widened out beyond "our"
two buildings, which allowed "nose-in parking" in front
of Buildings 4617 and 4616 -- the arrangement visible in
Al Galbraith's nice photo of AWSCOM HQ.... [One of his shots
looking out over Husterhoeh was taken from the HQ offices
(I believe), and shows Building 4617 (directly across from
4616) on the left and Building 4614 -- which had a small
snack bar in its basement -- on the right.... In the distance,
you can see the soccer field, bowling alley, and post theater;
that motor pool was operated by 2 / 56....] [We were there
at pretty much the same time, and some of our "POMCUS pictures"
show the same snowstorm!]