Kelley Barracks
Kelley Barracks is a U.S. military installation in Stuttgart
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-Möhringen in Germany
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Located ten miles southeast of Stuttgart, Kelley Barracks was built in 1938 and was known by the German Army as Hellenen Kaserne. Shortly after the end of World War II it was renamed in honor of Staff Sergeant Jonah E. Kelley, of Keyser, West Virginia
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, 311th Infantry, 78th Infantry Division, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor
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 for actions occurring at Kesternich
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, Germany on 30 and 31 January 1945 during the Battle of the Hurtgen Forest.

In 1951, Kelley Barracks became the home of Headquarters VII Corps and continued as corps headquarters until the unit deactivated in 1992.

Beginning in February 2007, Kelley Barracks was designated to house the Transition Team of United States Africa Command
United States Africa Command
The United States Africa Command is one of nine Unified Combatant Commands of the United States Armed Forces, headquartered at Kelley Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany. It is responsible for U.S. military operations and military relations with 53 African nations – an area of responsibility covering all...

. It became the permanent headquarters for USAFRICOM when the command was activated on October 1, 2008.

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