100th Area Support Group
Definition/Scope: The 100th Area Support Group (ASG) is located in Grafenwoehr with base support battalions in Vilseck and Hohenfels. The mission of the ASG is to provide command and control and BASOPS support to assigned and attached units; plan and provide direct combat service support (CSS) to units located in or passing through this area; and prepare for and execute operations to support deployments/redeployments, community transition during crisis, force protection, reception, and onward movement of forces staging in or through this area. The primary focus is providing CSS to units training in the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas. The 409th Base Support Battalion (Grafenwoehr/Vilseck) was the USAREUR winner of the 1995 and 1996 ACOE competition in the large community category and HQDA runner-up in the 1996 ACOE large community category. The 100th Area Support Group (ASG) was established with headquarters located at Grafenwoehr, Germany, on October 1, 1991 as part of the U.S. Army Europe Community Plan. The 100th ASG originally included four base support battalions (BSBs): the 281st in Vilseck, the 282nd in Hohenfels, the 283rd in Wildflecken, and the 409th in Grafenwoehr. In 1993 the 416th Area Support Team (AST) in Nuremberg was added. Additionally the ASG oversaw ASTs in the German communities of Bindlach and Amberg. In 1992 the Area Support Teams in Amberg and Bindlach were closed as part of the USAREUR wide draw down. In 1994 the 283rd Base Support Battalion inactivated and the Wildflecken Training Area returned to German control. Also in 1994, the 281st BSB and 416th BSB were re-designated as Area Support Teams. The Nuremberg AST closed in late 1995, and the Vilseck AST was incorporated into the 409th BSB when their headquarters moved to Vilseck in 1996.
Broader Terms:7th Army Training Command
Narrower Terms:70th Regional Readiness Command
Related Terms:7th Army Training Command