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Modernization of US Facilities (MOUSF)
Headquarters, US Army, Europe

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MOUSF History

Stem-to-Stern History

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Modernization of US Facilities
(Source: Building For Peace: U.S. Army Engineers in Europe 1945-1991; online at

European Division History
  Chapter 6: Engineer Command, 1966-1974, discusses early aspects of the Modernization of United States Facilities (MOUSF) project (pages 165-167). Click on link to read the online version.... (Format: PDF; Size 822 KB)

Chapter 10: Programs and Projects
, continues with the construction phase of the MOUSF project in Germany (pages 271-275). Click on link to read the online version.... (Format: PDF; Size 870 KB)

(Source: STARS & STRIPES, July 12, 1973)
USAREUR Installations being renovated under MOUSF-One:
  Wilkin Barracks Kornwestheim First MOUSF renovation project to be completed (July 1972)  
  Drake & Edwards Kaserne Frankfurt (scheduled for completion 1973)  
Michael & McNair Kaserne Frankfurt-Hoechst (scheduled for completion 1973)  
Sheridan Kaserne Augsburg (scheduled for completion 1973)  
Storck Barracks Illesheim (scheduled for completion 1973)  
Gerszewski & Smiley Bks Karlsruhe (scheduled for completion 1973)  
Rheinland Kaserne Ettlingen (scheduled for completion 1973)  
Coleman Barracks Sandhofen (scheduled for completion 1973)  
Spinelli Barracks Mannheim (scheduled for completion 1973)  
Taylor Barracks Mannheim (scheduled for completion 1973)  
Patton Barracks Heidelberg (scheduled for completion 1973)  
Herzo Base Herzogenaurach    
O'Brien Barracks Schwabach    
Cooke Barracks Goeppingen    
Hardt Kaserne Schwaebisch Gmuend    
Panzer Kaserne Boeblingen    
Wharton Barracks Heilbronn    
Kleber Kaserne Kaiserslautern    
Rhine Ord Barracks Kaiserslautern    
Smith & Wetzel Kaserne Baumholder    
Lee Barracks Mainz    
Gibbs Kaserne Frankfurt    
Tompkins Barracks Schwetzingen    
Giessen Depot Giessen    
Rose Barracks Bad Kreuznach    
Ray Barracks Friedberg    
McCully Barracks Wackernheim (possibly first of MOUSF-Two facilities)  

(Source: STARS & STRIPES, May 13, 1974)
USAREUR's Modernization of US Facilities program was kicked off in December 1971 with actual renovation work (primarily troop barracks and mess halls) at the first 26 installations starting in January 1972.

Under the initial agreement, the German government contributed 576 million marks (about $170 million at that time) to renovate USAREUR facilities in Germany. The accord was part of the burden sharing effort to offset the balance of payments cost of stationing US forces in the FRG.

(At the same time, a similar effort was under way to modernize US facilities in Germany called Stem-to-Stern. This program used funds from USAREUR's budget for Operations and Maintenance, Army.)
  MOUSF-One January 1972 26 kasernes  
  MOUSF-Two   29 kasernes  
  MOUSF-Three Summer 1974 39 kasernes  
At the time this article was written, work at 14 kasernes had been completed and the work at the other 41 installations of MOUSF One and Two was in various stages of completion.

The first five installations to be renovated under MOUSF-Three this summer are:
Wiley Bks, Neu Ulm
Camp Pieri, Wiesbaden
Leighton Bks, Wuerzburg
Pond Bks, Amberg
Pendleton Bks, Giessen

(Source: STARS & STRIPES, European edition, August 1976)
Life at Border camps 'is going to change' - all for the better

By Gus Schuettler, S&S

Article describes MOUSF renovation of six border camps under the 2nd Armd Cav Regt.
follow link to view photos and read the article from the Stars & Stripes archives

Related Links:
  Europe District - US Army Corps of Engineers - History Page of the official EUD website.  
  MOUSF Branch, Construction Div, ODCSENGR, HQ USAREUR - Jay Braden's personal page covers his assignment to the MOUSF Branch in Heidelberg.