Even though Voices Under Berlin is set in Berlin, veterans of Field Station Augsburg should also feel themselves right at home. Many of the things in the novel were part of the "Glossary of MI Terms" on the Field Station Augsburg website, before this page went AWOL.
The Field Station Augsburg 2012 reunion will be held in near Chicago, the weekend of 21-23 September 2012, at the Hilton Chicago Indian Lakes Resort and Spa in Bloomingdale, IL. Visit the Augsburg2ndOPS Yahoo Group for details.
There is a page of specifically Reunion graphics for Field Station Augsburg here.
Check out our non-reunion Field Station Augsburg graphics below:
The images above are occassionally available as fridge magnets on eBay.
- Field Station Augsburg Store #1
- Field Station Augsburg Store #2
- Field Station Augsburg Chicago Reunion Store #1
- Field Station Augsburg Chicago Reunion Store #2
design by T.H.E. Hill
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The symbology for the "Augsburg City Coat of Arms" Field Station Augsburg logo:
The shilouette of an FLR-9 very large "Wullenweber" Circularly Disposed Antenna Array viewed from the side crowns the Coat of Arms of the city of Augsburg. The ASA and INSCOM shoulder patches flank a pair of antique issue headphones of the type commonly used during the ASA period. The MI insignia forms the centerpiece for the INSCOM motto "Vigilant Always".
The symbology for the "elephant Cage" Field Station Augsburg logo:
The shilouette of an FLR-9 very large "Wullenweber" Circularly Disposed Antenna Array viewed from the side rests atop the Field Station's title. The nickname for the FLR-9 was the "Elephant Cage," therefore an elephant's head with an ASA or INSCOM shoulder patch for an ear hovers above the FLR-9. The coat of arms for the city of Augsburg is within the loop of the elephant's trunk. The design is topped by the Latin motto of ASA "Semper Vigilis" (Vigilant Always).
The symbology for "The Home of the Professionals" Field Station Augsburg DUI:
An FLR-9 very large "Wullenweber" Circularly Disposed Antenna Array viewed from directly overhead lends the design its basic shape. Compare the overhead photo of the AN/FLR-9 at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, below.
Note the outer and inner rings. The interior coloring of the inner ring is representative of the Lesser Coat of arms of the freestate of Bavaria.
A lightning bolt is typically used in the insignia of ASA/INSCOM units. You can see this in the insignia for ASA (patch and DUI), Field Station Berlin, Field Station Rothwesten and INSCOM below:
The lightning bolts in this Field Station Augsburg design, however, are --as appropriate for a FLR-9-- "circularly disposed."
The double-warded key symbolizes the unit’s cryptologic mission. It is prominently displayed in a number of the other SIGINT DUIs above.