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Air assault in Germany.

IN the November article "Air Assault in Germany" SGT W. Wayne Marlow wrote that PV2 Hernandez "was a recent student in the first Army air-assault course taught in Germany." This is an error.

I completed the Air Assault Course at Sickles Army Airfield in Fulda in March 1993 and proudly wear my wings to this day. The cadre of the 4th Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, did a fine job and conducted a very professional course. The current course may be the first in a few years, but it is certainly not the first.

SFC J. Stubblefield

Fort Sill, Okla.

SGT Marlow's article brought back some vivid memories of being stationed in Germany in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The article was both motivating and accurate, detailing the fast-paced and challenging training, both physically and academically.

However, the statement that the current course is the first Air Assault School in Germany is inaccurate. The 11th ACR conducted an Air Assault Course at Sickles Army Airfield in Fulda. I attended and graduated from the course in 1990. Sickles Army Airfield closed a few years later and was turned over to the Germans.

Thanks for the memories!

WO1 Anthony Lambert

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Title Annotation:Letters from the Field
Author:Stubblefield, J.; Lambert, Anthony
Publication:Soldiers Magazine
Article Type:Letter to the Editor
Date:Feb 1, 2006
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