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July 17, 1994 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At the height of the Cold War, someone surely would have paid a mighty sum for a full-color, aerial photograph of America's front line against communism at Bitburg Air Base. Today, Mayor Horst Buettner gives the pictures away in a hard-driven bid to sell the entire 1,200-acre, 480-building compound. But so far his only customers for the former jet fighter and missile base are tire kickers. "We get one or two inquiries a week," Buettner says between cigarettes.
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June 20, 1998 | MICHAEL G. WAGNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Army said Friday that it is still investigating the disappearance of a National Guard soldier in Germany and would await the results of an autopsy before confirming whether a body found this week was that of a missing California guardsman. German police tentatively identified the decomposed remains as Spec. Mason Jacques Karl O'Neal, one of 125 National Guard soldiers shipped to Germany from Los Alamitos last summer to be part of the U.S. peacekeeping force in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1998 | MICHAEL G. WAGNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Army said Friday that it is still investigating the disappearance of a National Guard soldier in Germany and would await the results of an autopsy before confirming whether a body found this week was that of a missing California guardsman. German police tentatively identified the decomposed remains as Spec. Mason Jacques Karl O'Neal, one of 125 National Guard soldiers shipped to Germany from Los Alamitos last summer to be part of the U.S. peacekeeping force in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
NEWS
June 13, 1997 | Associated Press
An Army sergeant was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday after being convicted of rape of a subordinate, indecent assault and three counts of forcible sodomy. The military court found Sgt. Paul Fuller, 25, of Columbus, Ohio, guilty of mistreating five female recruits. It also ordered a dishonorable discharge, forfeiture of all pay and allowances and demotion to the lowest grade.
NEWS
January 30, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The U.S. Air Force closed its base in western Berlin where it once flew thousands of missions to save the city from starvation during the Berlin Airlift. The 7350th Air Base Group, which provided technical support during the 1948-49 airlift, formally ended its presence at the city's Tempelhof Airport with a military ceremony. "Our job here is finished," Maj. Gen. James Chambers told several hundred German and Allied guests.
NEWS
February 23, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A leader of an Arab guerrilla group was quoted as saying the U.S. military airport at Frankfurt, Germany, is a target for his guerrillas. In an interview in Amman, Jordan, Sheik Assad Tamimi, identified as the leader of Islamic Jihad, told the daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung of the plan. The Rhein-Main air base at Frankfurt is the main departure point in Europe for U.S. troops and equipment headed to the Persian Gulf. Tamimi said all countries that support the U.S.
NEWS
January 28, 1991 | JANNY SCOTT, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
The abrupt departure of tens of thousands of U.S. soldiers to Saudi Arabia has left U.S. military communities in Europe in a state of intense isolation, eerily quiet and increasingly cut off from the outside world by the threat of terrorism.
NEWS
June 6, 1997 | WILLIAM DROZDIAK, THE WASHINGTON POST
A U.S. military jury here cleared an Army sergeant Thursday of rape and sodomy charges but found him guilty on multiple counts of indecent assault in the first conviction at a foreign base since the Army launched a worldwide probe of sexual harassment within its ranks. Sgt.
NEWS
June 3, 1997 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although the U.S. military establishment has insisted that the sex scandal at a training facility in Aberdeen, Md., is an aberration, a court-martial that opened here Monday offers troubling echoes: Three sergeants are accused of sexually harassing and abusing female soldiers under their command who participated in an orientation program upon their arrival in Europe.
NEWS
June 10, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
A U.S. Army sergeant accused of raping or sexually harassing female recruits went on trial in the second military court proceedings to examine allegations of sexual abuse at a Darmstadt training center. Sgt. Paul Fuller, 25, is charged with 17 counts, including rape and attempted rape. The court last week cleared Sgt. 1st Class Julius Davis of six rape charges but convicted him of multiple counts of indecent assault.
NEWS
June 10, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
A U.S. Army sergeant accused of raping or sexually harassing female recruits went on trial in the second military court proceedings to examine allegations of sexual abuse at a Darmstadt training center. Sgt. Paul Fuller, 25, is charged with 17 counts, including rape and attempted rape. The court last week cleared Sgt. 1st Class Julius Davis of six rape charges but convicted him of multiple counts of indecent assault.
NEWS
June 6, 1997 | WILLIAM DROZDIAK, THE WASHINGTON POST
A U.S. military jury here cleared an Army sergeant Thursday of rape and sodomy charges but found him guilty on multiple counts of indecent assault in the first conviction at a foreign base since the Army launched a worldwide probe of sexual harassment within its ranks. Sgt.
NEWS
June 3, 1997 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although the U.S. military establishment has insisted that the sex scandal at a training facility in Aberdeen, Md., is an aberration, a court-martial that opened here Monday offers troubling echoes: Three sergeants are accused of sexually harassing and abusing female soldiers under their command who participated in an orientation program upon their arrival in Europe.
NEWS
February 21, 1997 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amid fresh signs that the Army's sexual-harassment scandal is reaching ever deeper, the Pentagon disclosed Thursday that the commander of an Army training center in Darmstadt, Germany, has been reassigned because of sexual-misconduct allegations. The change of assignment for 1st Sgt. George Watlington is especially serious for the Army because he topped the chain of command at the center and was on a team investigating charges by 11 women that rocked the facility last week.
NEWS
July 17, 1994 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At the height of the Cold War, someone surely would have paid a mighty sum for a full-color, aerial photograph of America's front line against communism at Bitburg Air Base. Today, Mayor Horst Buettner gives the pictures away in a hard-driven bid to sell the entire 1,200-acre, 480-building compound. But so far his only customers for the former jet fighter and missile base are tire kickers. "We get one or two inquiries a week," Buettner says between cigarettes.
NEWS
January 30, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The U.S. Air Force closed its base in western Berlin where it once flew thousands of missions to save the city from starvation during the Berlin Airlift. The 7350th Air Base Group, which provided technical support during the 1948-49 airlift, formally ended its presence at the city's Tempelhof Airport with a military ceremony. "Our job here is finished," Maj. Gen. James Chambers told several hundred German and Allied guests.
NEWS
February 21, 1997 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amid fresh signs that the Army's sexual-harassment scandal is reaching ever deeper, the Pentagon disclosed Thursday that the commander of an Army training center in Darmstadt, Germany, has been reassigned because of sexual-misconduct allegations. The change of assignment for 1st Sgt. George Watlington is especially serious for the Army because he topped the chain of command at the center and was on a team investigating charges by 11 women that rocked the facility last week.
NEWS
June 13, 1997 | Associated Press
An Army sergeant was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday after being convicted of rape of a subordinate, indecent assault and three counts of forcible sodomy. The military court found Sgt. Paul Fuller, 25, of Columbus, Ohio, guilty of mistreating five female recruits. It also ordered a dishonorable discharge, forfeiture of all pay and allowances and demotion to the lowest grade.
NEWS
August 24, 1991 | JOHN LANCASTER, THE WASHINGTON POST
The chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, who just returned from a tour of U.S. military bases in Germany, has called for an investigation into what he described as pervasive race discrimination against black service personnel and civilian employees in the armed forces. Arthur A. Fletcher said Friday that he returned this week with a stack of documents alleging discrimination in areas ranging from job evaluations to the selection of cheerleaders at high schools for U.S.
NEWS
February 23, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A leader of an Arab guerrilla group was quoted as saying the U.S. military airport at Frankfurt, Germany, is a target for his guerrillas. In an interview in Amman, Jordan, Sheik Assad Tamimi, identified as the leader of Islamic Jihad, told the daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung of the plan. The Rhein-Main air base at Frankfurt is the main departure point in Europe for U.S. troops and equipment headed to the Persian Gulf. Tamimi said all countries that support the U.S.
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