EUCOM Celebrates 70th Anniversary



By U.S. European Command Public Affairs United States European Command Stuttgart, Germany Aug 01, 2022
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STUTTGART, Germany – Headquarters U.S. European Command celebrated the Command’s 70th anniversary at Patch Barracks August 1, 2022. Established as the first joint command in Europe on August 1, 1952, USEUCOM has participated in more than 200 named operations since then ranging from humanitarian/natural disaster to peacekeeping, anti-terrorism and strike missions.

“From the aftermath of World War II through the Cold War and into the challenges of the 21st century, the strong partnerships EUCOM has forged throughout the entire continent in the last seven decades plus its ironclad commitment to NATO have helped maintain security and stability in the Euro-Atlantic area,” said Gen. Christopher Cavoli, USEUCOM Commander, during the event – which was attended by Doctor Frank Nopper, Lord Mayor of Stuttgart.

To illustrate how USEUCOM has provided a permanent U.S. military presence in Europe for the last 70 years, service members from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Space Force recounted historical vignettes.

“Over the last 70 years, generations of U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, civilians, contractors and now Guardians have preserved, deterred and defended an increasingly dynamic Euro-Atlantic security environment, Gen. Cavoli said.

For U.S. EUCOM-related questions, contact the EUCOM Public Affairs (ECPA) office at +49 (0) 711 7080 9340 or e-mail ECPA Media Operations at eucom.media@mail.mil. You can also get information on EUCOMhere.

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