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Special Forces, SEAL units to join mix of elite troops at rural Baumholder | Stars & Stripes
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Special Forces, SEAL units to join mix of elite troops at rural Baumholder | Stars & Stripes

Green Berets and SEALs operating out of a congested Army post here are slated to move to a new home in Baumholder, Germany, a small garrison town now poised to become the main hub for some of the military’s most elite troops.

U.S. Special Operations Command Gen. Tony Thomas confirmed the plan, saying it would boost readiness for the command’s Europe-based units.

Approval has been granted “to move tactical United States special operations forces from the increasingly crowded and encroached Stuttgart installation of Panzer Kaserne to the more open training grounds of Baumholder,” Thomas said during a change-of-command ceremony in Stuttgart on Tuesday.

A timeline for the move was not provided, but it will likely take a few years following discussions with German officials and facility renovations.

Source: Special Forces, SEAL units to join mix of elite troops at rural Baumholder