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Old 08-06-2011, 01:04 PM
 
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I want to start a new thread about the German Air Force around El Paso, TX. What do you know of them? What is your thought about them leaving?

There is some serious talks about the German Air Force (GAF) leaving Fort Bliss. There is no decision made yet but it could happen because of the restructuring of German military world wide.
The first German soldiers where stationed here in 1956. More then 45 000 German soldiers called Fort Bliss their home at least for some time. Many stayed and started a family here.

Let me know what you think....
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Old 08-06-2011, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Alamogordo
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I remember years ago going to an all German bar in Juarez. We happened to stumble upon it unintentionally and never found it again.
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Old 08-06-2011, 03:17 PM
 
Location: San Angelo, TX
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Well, whenever I'm in Alamagordo, I get to practice my German. There must be several thousand Germans in the area... Where would the GAF go if they left Ft. Bliss?
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:54 AM
 
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I remember years ago going to an all German bar in Juarez. We happened to stumble upon it unintentionally and never found it again.
It was probably "Mamacita". An older lady who was married years ago with a German. She died several years ago and the place is closed down. I have many interesting memories about this place.
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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I bet a lot of those guys would go AWOL and stay in El Paso. They'd change their names and never be heard from again.
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:00 PM
 
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Well, whenever I'm in Alamagordo, I get to practice my German. There must be several thousand Germans in the area... Where would the GAF go if they left Ft. Bliss?
There are about 270 soldiers plus their dependents in Fort Bliss and appr. 600+ in Holloman. The GAF in Fort Bliss is Air Defense using Patriot. Where they would go? Maybe back to Germany maybe parts to Fort Sill!? Nobody knows yet.

The GAF in Holloman train on the Tornado fighter plain. It looks like they will stay. It could also happen that the Eurofighter will be stationed in Holloman. Again all this is guess work...
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:02 PM
 
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I bet a lot of those guys would go AWOL and stay in El Paso. They'd change their names and never be heard from again.
That is a very good idea. I will spread the word and start an underground movement. Anybody who wants to take in a former German soldier?!
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Old 08-07-2011, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Glory Road - El Paso, Texas (R.O)
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I have varying opinions about the Fort Bliss expansion and the impact it has had on El Paso. That being said, I would absolutely hate it if we lost the German Air Force.
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Alamogordo
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It was probably "Mamacita". An older lady who was married years ago with a German. She died several years ago and the place is closed down. I have many interesting memories about this place.
All I remember was how clean the place was. Spotless. Was it that way?
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:10 AM
 
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All I remember was how clean the place was. Spotless. Was it that way?
No not at all. It was very ghetto but they had a jukebox with old German music playing. The restrooms where even worse. It was a save place for Germans and the Mexican girls found out soon that there where some white boys hanging out as well......
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