Enclosed you will find the answer of the Federal Government to the routes of the troop transfer within the war maneuver Defender 2020, which Alexander Neu received and made available to us.
Here a translation with the support of deepl.com:
Question To the knowledge of the Federal Government, which deployments of NATO forces are to be carried out in the context of the preparations for the NATO manoeuvre “Defender 2020” planned by or from Germany and how did the “Bundeswehr” get involved into the logistics of these relocations ?
Answer of the Federal Government by Tobias Teubner, Parliamentary State Secretary to the written question from Alexander Neu
As part of US Defender Europe 20 (DEF 20), the USA is planning to relocate a division from the USA to exercise areas with a focus on Poland and the Baltic States. The main laying times of the US units in Europe will range from February to May 2020, with the core time for laying through Germany being between April and early May 2020.
During the Easter holidays, there should be no troop movements.
Air transfers are planned to the airports in Berlin, possibly Bremen, Hamburg, Frankfurt a.M., Munich, Nuremberg and Ramstein. In addition to the US use of seaports in the Netherlands, Belgium and France, material will be transferred via the seaport of Bremerhaven and the inland ports of Bremen, Duisburg and Krefeld.
Road transports are planned on a west-east axis via Düsseldorf – Hanover – Magdeburg – Frankfurt/O. in the north, and via Düsseldorf – Mannheim – Nuremberg – Dresden – Görlitz in the south. The transport route north-south is planned from Bremerhaven – Hanover – Frankfurt – Mannheim. Rest areas for the transports are planned in the military properties in Rheindahlen, Augustdorf, Burg, Lehnin, Oberlausitz, Garlstedt, Stadtallendorf and Frankenberg (Saxony) as well as further US properties in Germany.
Within Germany, the Bundeswehr provides support within the framework of Host Nation Support based on US requirements.
According to current planning, support services will be provided at 13 locations. This includes, for example, the establishment and operation of three Convoy Support Centers in Garlstedt, Burg, and Upper Lusatia, as well as the construction of a tank facility at the Bergen military training area.
In addition, the JOINT SUPPORT AND ENABLING COMMAND (JSEC) of NATO, which is currently being set up in Ulm, will also be involved in the COMBINED DEFENDER (CODE) exercise.
Some things are interesting, many things are missing, especially as far as Deutsche Bahn is concerned. We have today suggested to several Members of Parliament that they should ask more detailed questions.
The original answer in German toAnlexander Neu 19-12-11_Antwort_Truppenverlegung_DEF20.pdf