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PANZER KASERNE

Palatinate District Headquarters itself is located at Panzer Kaserne, five miles east of the city center on Mannheimer Landstrasse.

This picturesque post houses such offices as the area legal assistance office, civilian personnel office, finance, principle staff sections of the district, and the tranportation motor pool and Equipment Maintenance Center. Units stationed here include the U.S. Army Garrison, 45th Finance Section, the 15th Base Post Office and the U.S. Army Signal Service Unit, Kaiserslautern.

Limited facilities on Panzer Kaserne include a snack bar, Post Exchange annex, VCO club annex, a barber shop, and EES pickup points for laundry and dry cleaning. Nearby, and considered a part of the kaserne, are a fire station and the central Army Post Office.

KLEBER KASERNE

Approximately half way between the city and Panzer Kaserne on Mannheimer Landstrasse is Kleber Kaserne. One of the larger troop unit installations, Kleber is the site of a medical dispensary and dental clinics; Army Education Center; El Rhino NCO Club, a theater, EM Open Mess, Quartermaster Clothing Sales Store, major troop units, the USAREUR Pictorial Center, PX and Snack Bar, and EES pickup points.

DAENNER KASERNE Across Mannheimer Landstrasse from Kleber Kaserne is the home of the General Depot Kaiserslautern, at Daenner Kaserne. This installation is primarily a troop barracks area, but it is the location of an NCO Club, an EM Club and a small barber shop.

KAPAUN BARRACKS On a hill abore Vogelweh at the top of Kansas Street is Kapaun Barracks with its troop units and limited facilities. With Vogelweh at the foot of the hill only about a ten minute walk away, the Kaserne has only a snack bar, Army Education Center and EES pickup facilities for laundry and cleaning, plus a small PX.

RHINE ORDNANCE BARRACKS

Between the Kaiserslautern Mitte autobahn access pattern and the Vogelweh center site is the Rhine Ordnance Barracks. Like Kapaun this installation is near enough to the major shopping and recreational center so that only limited snack bar, NCO club annex, PX and EES pickup point facilities are needed.

EINSIEDLERHOF Two or three miles further west past Vogelweh, at the town of Einsiedlerhof, are the U.S. Army Medical Depot, Einsiedlerhof, the Palatinate District Engineers, and the Stars & Stripes distribution point for the area. The medical depot maintains a theater, SCO club annex, a snack bar, a barber shop and EES pickup point facilities.

KAISERSLAUTERN ROD AND GUN A new Rod and Gun club is located just west of Pulaski Barracks and south of Einsiedlerhof in a wooded area. The clubhouse offers warm friendliness, excellent food and beverages, exchanges of outdoor sports information and experiences, and a pleasant view of the area. In the basement an indoor range allows for competition and practice firing. Three skeet ranges are in operation, and each year some of the top competition in Europe is held here.

CLUB

WEIERHOF

Facilities in the Weierhof-North Point-Kirchheimbolanden area include all EES installations except an automotive repair garage. There is a theater, a gymnasium and other Special Services facilities, clubs and chapels, and a housing area with 94 units. The complex of installations is spread out in an area about half way between Kaiserslautern and Mainz.

LANDSTUHL

One of the largest U.S. military hospitals in Europe is located at Landstuhl, an easy 15 minute drive from Vogelweh. Besides the 2d General Hospital, other units of the 9th Hospital Center stationed here include laboratory detachments, a field hospital and many other medical units. These comprise the Landstuhl Army Medical Center.

All normal EES facilities, clubs and other recreational facilities, and chapel services are found in this area just 12 miles west of Vogelweh. There is an ele mentary school, and there are 192 units of enlisted quarters and 143 officers family units in the housing area. Other Landstuhl based personnel live in Vogelweh.

(Thereupon, at 2:30 p.m. the hearing was concluded and the subcommittee was taken on a tour of the depot grounds.)

CONTROL AND USE OF EXCESS PROPERTY AND RE

LATED FOREIGN ASSISTANCE PROBLEMS FOLLOWING U.S. MILITARY EXCLUSION FROM FRANCE1966–67

TUESDAY, MAY 30, 1967

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
SPECIAL SUBCOMMITTEE ON DONABLE PROPERTY
OF THE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS,

Nancy, France. The subcommittee arrived at Nancy, France, at 9:50 a.m. and made an inspection tour of the Nancy Depot, followed by a tour of the Jeanne d'Arc Hospital (between Nancy and Toul), which inspection tours were concluded at 12:30 p.m.

Subcommittee members present: Hon. John S. Monagan (chairman), and Hon. Margaret M. Heckler.

Subcommittee staff members present: Miles Q. Romney, counsel; Peter S. Barash, legal assistant.

Also present: Brig. Gen. Charles C. Case, U.S. Army, Chief, Supply and Maintenance Agency, European Command; Col. John J. Kiely, Jr., U.S. Army, Headquarters, France Support Group, Orleans, France; Col. H. R. Jones, commanding officer, France Support Group, Verdun, France; Lt. Col. Barney Lawrence, deputy commanding officer, France Support Group, Verdun, France; Mr. George Handy, administrative assistant, Military, Liquidation Section, Verdun, France; Mr. Robert M. Gilroy, audit manager, European Branch of International Division, General Accounting Office, Frankfurt, Germany; Mr. Jack K. Woll, Director, Government Property Resources Division, Office of Procurement, Agency for International Development, Washington, D.C., and Col. James F. Dunn, Jr., USEUCOM (J-4), escort officer.

Casteau, Belgium. The subcommittee arrived at Chieves, Belgium, at 2:15 p.m. and proceeded by car to the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Casteau, Belgium, where Hon. John S. Monagan (subcommittee chairman) and Hon. Margaret M. Heckler conferred informally with Gen. Lyman L. Lemnitzer, Supreme Commander, SHAPE, until departure at 4:10 p.m. for Brussels.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 1967

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
SPECIAL SUBCOMMITTEE ON DONABLE PROPERTY
OF THE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS,

Antwerp, Belgium. The subcommittee met at 9:50 a.m. at the Hoboken/Antwerp Plant No. 1 of J. & M. Adriaenssens N.V./AID, Hon. John S. Monagan (subcommittee chairman) presiding.

Subcommittee members present: Hon. John S. Monagan (chairman), and Hon. Margaret M. Heckler.

Subcommittee staff members present : Miles Q. Romney, counsel; Peter S. Barash, legal assistant,

Also present: Jack K. Woll, Director, Government Property Resources Division, Office of Procurement, Agency for International Development, Washington, D.C.; Paul Scordas, officer in charge, European Office of Government Property Resources Division, Office of Procurement, Agency for International Development; James A. Gibson, Hoboken/Antwerp marshaling site superintendent, Agency for International Development; Frank M. Mikus, audit manager, European Branch of International Division, General Accounting Office, Frankfurt, Germany; Joseph L. Adriaenssens, president, J. & M. Adriaenssens N.V., Antwerp Belgium; Hon. Charles Thomas, U.S. consul general, Antwerp, Belgium; and Col. James F. Dunn, Jr., USEUCOM (J-4), escort officer.

Mr. MONAGAN. The hearing will come to order. Mr. Woll, I think what you want to do is explain briefly what your agency is doing here. You may proceed. STATEMENT OF JACK K. WOLL, DIRECTOR, GOVERNMENT PROP

ERTY RESOURCES DIVISION, OFFICE OF PROCUREMENT, AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, WASHINGTON, D.C.; ACCOMPANIED BY PAUL SCORDAS, OFFICER IN CHARGE, EUROPEAN OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT PROPERTY RESOURCES DIVISION, OFFICE OF PROCUREMENT, AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT; AND JAMES A. GIBSON, HO

GIBSON, HOBOKEN/ANTWERP MARSHALING SITE SUPERINTENDENT, AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Mr. WOLL. Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, it is an honor and a pleasure to have you visit the Agency for International Development's Antwerp marshaling site. This is where we rehabilitate U.S. Government-owned excess property that we have acquired primarily from military sources for reutilization by the U.S. Government in our foreign aid

program. We started this operation in November of 1964, when we were unable to obtain rehabilitation capacity from the U.S. military. This contract went into operation in November of 1964 and through March of this year this installation has received $28,756,000 in acquisition cost, of which $18,887,000 has been rehabilitated. Of this $18.8 million we have outshipped for use in AID's projects and program around the world $17,776,000.

Mr. MONAGAN. Where is the other $10 million
Mr. WOLL. It is here in stock being worked on.
Mr. Monagan. It is in process?
Mr. Woll. Yes, that is right.
(Subsequently, AID furnished the following information :)

AID Contractor, Antwerp, Belgium, Jar. 31, 1967
Inventory:
RFI

$3,586, 000 NRFI

7, 235, 000

Total.--

$10, 841, 000

28, 756, 000 17, 776, 000 18, 887, 000

Received to date --
Shipped to date..
Production to date
Production:

Fiscal year 1966: 698,000 per month; 7,703,000 per annum.

Fiscal year 1967: 894,000 per month; 8,017,000, 9 months. Shipments :

Fiscal year 1966 : 398,000 per month ; 7.174,000 per annum.

Fiscal year 1967: 1,030,000 per month; 9,272,000, 9 months.
Cost per hour: 3.32 skilled ; 2.82 semiskilled.
Average hours per month : 26,000.
Average costs per month : 141,000.

EQUIPMENT NOT READY FOR ISSUE, MAR. 31, 1967

Type of equipment

Total acquisition value

Total percent of NRFI

inventory

Military vehicles.
Construction equipment.
Commercial vehicles
Trailers, all types...
Materials handling equipment.
Machine and shop tools
Engines, accessories and major components.
Firefighting equipment..
Miscellaneous..

Total..

$4.685,055

841, 540
501, 221
498, 990
105,578
87,202
84.400
43, 106
407,910

64.58
11.60
6.91
6.88
1.16
1. 20
1. 46

.59
5.62

7,255,000

100.00

Payments to AID contractor, Antwerp, Belgium
Fiscal year 1965:

November-December
January
February-March
April
May
June

11, 575.00
23, 520, 27
44, 129. 19
47, 162. 79
42, 010. 42
58, 842. 04

227, 239. 70

Total
Fiscal year 1966:

July-September
October
November
December
January
February
March
April
May
June

116, 697. 70
94, 273. 44
67, 711. 47
78, 926, 74
80, 306, 76
35, 337. 75
65, 353. 49
105, 008. 28

90, 367. 08 114, 757. 61

Total

848. 740. 32

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