uniting two old threads... (p.s.)

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Fri May 26 16:20:48 UTC 2006

The U.S. Army in Germany used to regularly hold a massive exercise called "Reforger" -- Return of Forces to Germany -- to practice mobilization in case of a land assault from the East.

> "Adolf Dassler", the company founder. His brother Rudolf went
> on to set up PUMA. All this in a small town called
> Herzogenaurach, 22km from where I grew up (and where esp.
> Adidas is still an important employer, even though they
> closed the factories there), which also used to house a US
> Air Force base called (on official street signs, no less)
> "Herzobase" -- two syllables before the original word is
> chopped off. (Herzobase, which people liked quite a bit --
> air shows, a flying school etc. -- isn't there any more
> either, of course.)
> Eduscho, I realise, doesn't seem to operate outside the
> German-speaking
> area: "Eduard Schopf". One more: _DEKRA_ (Deutscher
> Kraftfahrzeug-Überwachungsverein), which is an organisation
> that does technical aptness and road safety certification for
> motor vehicles and such.
> Chris Waigl
> and then there's Quango, also a mixed, part-syllabic acronym

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