Media Advisory - U.S. Army Europe and Africa reactivates the 56th Artillery Command

Nov. 3, 2021

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WIESBADEN, Germany —

U.S. Army Europe and Africa will conduct a reactivation ceremony for the 56th Artillery Command, the European Theater’s Fires Command, Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. on Allen Field, Lucius D. Clay Kaserne, Wiesbaden, Germany.

The 56th Artillery Command will plan and coordinate the employment of multi-domain fires and effects in support of U.S. Army Europe and Africa and/or a Combined Joint Force Land Component Command. The Theater Fires Command improves readiness and multinational interoperability by the integration of joint and multi-national fires in theater operations and exercises.

"The reactivation of the 56th Artillery Command will provide U.S. Army Europe and Africa with significant capabilities in multi-domain operations" said Maj. Gen. Stephen J. Maranian, Commanding General, 56th Artillery Command.” It will further enable the synchronization of joint and multinational fires and effects, and employment of future long range surface to surface fires across the U.S. Army Europe and Africa area of responsibility."

The unit takes it’s lineage from the 56th Field Artillery Command, which last served on active duty in Europe from 1986 to 1991 as the Theater’s Pershing Missile Headquarters. It inactivated in June 1991 following the signing of the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. The 56th Artillery Command is headquartered in Mainz-Kastel, Germany.

Media are invited to attend the ceremony.

To RSVP, please provide the following information to the by 3 p.m. on Nov.5, 2021:

1.         First and last name
2.         Media organization
3.         Country of citizenship
4.         Place of birth
5.         Date of birth
6.         Passport number
7.         Phone number
8.         Email
9.         Vehicle make and License Number


Exact meeting location will be provided to registered media after the RSVP deadline. Be sure to bring your ID and passport with you on the day of the event. Late registration will not be accepted, nor will name changes made after the registration window closes.

For more information, contact U.S. Army Europe and Africa Public Affairs.

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