1960's to the 70's, Armor & Mech. Inf. in Europe:

2nd Armored Division, Cold War:

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2nd Armored Division, Cold War:
A majority of the division would be based at Fort Hood over the next 35 years. The were one of the 'On-Call' units available in the Cold War. There '2nd AD' was one of out main forces that would have had to take on the huge and heavily armored-'Warsaw-Pact forces'. A part of 'NATO' the division was part of the U.S. military's plan to move 'ten divisions in ten days" to Europe as a quick reaction force in the event of a Soviet threat to NATO, they would ship over quickly and immediately go into action (you could say 'Quick Reaction Force' Operation).
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