Vilseck, Germany- The members of the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment has returned to their normal home base in Vilseck, Germany. They have returned, swelling the number of personnel stationed on base by several hundred soldiers. But there is a problem that they are attempting to get around by filing a formal request.
There is a series of access roads at the Grafenwohr main base, and one in particular links the two different parts of the base. It is normally restricted to tanks and official Army vehicles and equipment. The members of the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment have applied for permission to drive their personal and off duty vehicles on the access roads.
The road in question is normally referred to simply as the Tank Trail, and it connects one half of the Grafenwohr base to the other. It?s a paved access road that would make using it common sense, as well as providing a method of access to the entire base for the members of 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment.
The tank trail has long been banned for civilian and private vehicles, and it is a source of frustration that the civilians and base personnel cannot access it. With the return of 2nd Cav, the local traffic on the roads that do exist has exploded, and the trip takes about 20 minutes longer than if the Tank trail was able to be used.
The issue is being examined, and the base leadership has so far not responded to the request. The request makes common sense, and would help a great deal to alleviate congestion and traffic on the base at large.