Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas European locations, the DSN 314 area code must be included. Büchel DSN numbers are 314-456-Last four digits
For emergencies please contact the local authorities at 112.
The 702 MUNSS is a Geographically Separated Unit (GSU) responsible for receipt, storage, maintenance, and control of US war reserve munitions in support of the German Air Force Jagdbomber-Geschwader 33 (33rd Fighter-Bomber (PA-200)) Wing. The squadron directly supports North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) contingency and wartime operations and its strike mission.
The 702nd is divided into 5 flights consisting of the Maintenance, Operations, Communications, Custody and Force Support. The US squadron area consists of a Mission Support area, Community Activity/Support Center (includes: consolidated club, Airman’s Attic, Loan Closet/AFN decoders and shoppette), Dining Facility, and Fitness Center. The squadron can provide a number of services like a main operating base, but on a much smaller scale.
The 702nd Munitions Support Squadron (MUNSS) has approximately 156 active duty military, 6 non-appropriated funds civilians, and two local national employees. The military members are composed of 24 separate Air Force Specialty Codes. The unit supports over 360 family members and a few retirees in the local area. The unit is responsible for ownership, custody, maintenance, and release of a protection level-1 stockpile with an annual budget of $200K. The German Air Force, through a bi-lateral agreement between the US and German Governments, maintains the property occupied by USAF personnel.
Many places of interest are within a short drive. The town of Cochem is situated on a large curve in the Mosel River and is approximately 9 miles from the base. Its river front walkways and its famous castle helped Cochem develop into the tourist center that it is today. Cochem provides railway connections from this area to all parts of Europe Thirty miles to the northeast is the city of Koblenz, a modern city of approximately 250,000 residents and provides an excellent shopping area. Fifty-one miles to the southwest is the city of Trier, the oldest Roman city in Germany. Trier also provides modern shopping for the residents of this area. Further to the North are the cities of Köln (Cologne) and Bonn. These cities offer all the conveniences expected of major metropolitan areas.
The 702 MUNSS is a tenant unit on Flugplatz Büchel, a German Air Base located in the Eifel Region. Büchel, the town from which the base takes its name, is a tiny farming village located in this region. 41 miles northeast of Büchel is Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. The Eifel area is volcanic in origin and has low volcanic peaks sitting on a plateau about 760 meters in elevation. The principal river of this region is the Mosel. The Mosel is one of the world's richest wine producing areas.