BERLIN OBSERVER NEWS: Shoppers to swamp East Berlin (11/20/1987)

Shoppers to swamp East Berlin Thousands to shop over Thanksgiving holiday break American holiday shoppers heading to East Berlin are expected to top 2,000 on Nov. 27, according to a PMO spokesman. “We expect extremely heavy traffic the weekend of Thanksgiving,” said Berlin Access NCOIC, SSgt. Michael Yount. Checkpoint Charlie, the only authorized access point Read more about BERLIN OBSERVER NEWS: Shoppers to swamp East Berlin (11/20/1987)[…]

Smile, It’s ARTEP Season

In Berlin, the months between early to mid fall were the month known as ARTEP season. If you don’t know or remember ARTEP stands for Army Training and Evaluation Program. This was the annual test of unit skills in a simulated combat situation. It was like our “final exam” for the year. The way it Read more about Smile, It’s ARTEP Season[…]

It’s 2017 & How Are You?

Greetings all, It has been a while since I last posted on this blog page. A lot has happened and I do hope you had a WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS and continue having a HAPPY NEW YEAR! (Yep, it has been that long) I have talked about the December 19th terror attack in Berlin on the other Read more about It’s 2017 & How Are You?[…]

Remembering Christmastime in Berlin

I hope you are having a wonderful Holiday Season. Have you seen the latest images from Berlin? For as much as the times have changed, one thing that has not changed is Christmastime in Berlin. The Christmas Markets all over Berlin are open for business. Traditional Gingerbread Hearts, Gluhwein, Bratwurst, and all the other great Read more about Remembering Christmastime in Berlin[…]

This Day In Berlin Brigade History – 9 September 1945-1994

Not every day in the Berlin Brigade was full of history making events then again being in West Berlin was history in the making for all members of the US Army Berlin Command, Berlin Garrison, US Army Berlin Brigade or whatever it was known any time during the almost 50 years of US Forces in Read more about This Day In Berlin Brigade History – 9 September 1945-1994[…]

This Day In Berlin Brigade History – 3 Sept 1971

The Four Power Agreement over Berlin is reached. It charges the governments of West Berlin and the GDR with negotiating an accord that would regulate access to and from West Berlin from the FRG and secure the right of West Berliners to visit East Berlin and the GDR.   Save

This Day In Berlin Brigade History – 1 Sept 1981

Former Spandau Prisoner and ex-Minister of Armaments and Production for Nazi Germany, Albert Speer, dies while on a visit to London, England. After being convicted by War Crimes Tribunal in Nuremberg, Speer is released from Spandau Prison in 1966 after serving his entire 20-year sentence as his punishment for his conviction.   Save Save