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United States Army
Building 8746, Clinic Kaserne
Baumholder Germany 55774
Higher than the U.S. average
On Post Construction
Construction on post will be a way of life here for the next several years as housing and facilities upgrade and expand. Be prepared for delays, detours and closings.
Be sure to obtain or renew your stateside driver license prior to arriving in Baumholder. A valid stateside license is required before obtaining a USAEUR driver's license. The USAEUR license is required prior to driving in Germany. For step-by-step instructions on how to obtain a driver’s license please refer to Motor Vehicles page.
The NATO Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) requires that dependent members of the U.S. Forces and DoD Civilians and their dependents be identified as such in their passports. This identification is commonly called a "SOFA Identification Certificate." A person could encounter problems crossing an international border (for example, a border to any European Union (EU) member country), while using a passport without a SOFA Identification Certificate. This is true especially when the person is a citizen or national of a country that requires a visa for entry into Germany (for example, Ethiopia, Philippines). A person who has a passport with a SOFA Identification Certificate usually may use the passport to travel to any NATO country. However, when a person having a passport with a SOFA Identification Certificate is required to have a passport without a SOFA Identification Certificate, the person must get another passport at their own expense.
Storage space in on-post quarters is limited. Housing is typically smaller than stateside housing. It is recommended that you check with your sponsor or local housing office to determine on and off post housing options, average square footage, and accessibility for large furniture items.
Installation Access Control System
U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) has implemented a computer based Installation Access Control System (IACS). All ID cards must be registered with IACS during in-processing and at the time of re-issue.
Child and Youth School Services (CYS) Waiting List Guidance For Incoming Families
Childcare availability in Europe varies from one installation to the next. Some communities have significant childcare waiting lists. Soldiers and DoD civilians who are on pinpoint orders to Europe may contact the CYS Central Enrollment Registration Office (CER) at their gaining installation to place their child(ren) on the child care waiting list 60-90 days prior to their arrival. To sign up, parents should fax a copy of their orders to the gaining CER office. See the Child Care section for more information.
There are travel restrictions on pets coming to Germany. If you have a dog that may be considered a "dangerous breed," contact Baumholder Veterinary Service at 011-49-06371-9464-1200, DSN 314-590-1200 for current information prior to departing the U.S. All pets must have a rabies shot not less than 30 days and no more than 12 months prior to their arrival date. In addition, the pet must have a health certificate from a veterinarian that is no more than 10 days old and must be micro-chipped before arriving.
Family members receive health care at United States Army Health Clinic Baumholder on a space available basis. If required specialty care is not available, patients may be referred to Tricare approved Medical Providers on the German Economy. All individuals relocating to USAG Rheinland-Pfalz, Baumholder should be aware of this eventuality.
Baumholder and its sister communities are rich in history. Baumholder itself has medieval origins, as the first recorded mention of the town is found in a document dating back to 1156. World War II brought the military to Baumholder. The German government appropriated 29,158 acres and resettled about 842 families from 14 villages to clear the land for use by the Third Reich. Thus, Baumholder's major training area came to be. In 1951, Americans took over the larger part of the post. Baumholder is now the home for the largest concentration of combat Soldiers outside the United States.
Approximately 8,000+ military members, family members and Department of Defense civilian employees.
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The United States Army Garrison (USAG) Rheinland-Pfalz, Baumholder, affectionately known as "the Rock" is set in the wooded hills of the Western Palatinate in the German federal state of Rheinland-Pfalz. USAG Rheinland-Pfalz, Baumholder's base operator is 011-49-6783-6113 or DSN 314-531-1110 or DSN 314-531-1113.
If you have questions or desire information on grave sites and memorials within Europe, visit the American Battle Monuments Commission. For general information on U.S. Army Europe visit the Headquarters U.S. Army Europe's website.
The Frankfurt International Airport is the closest major airport to USAG Rheinland-Pfalz, Baumholder. Because of its location, it is often the most used airport for travelers to and from USAG Rheinland-Pfalz, Baumholder.
All passengers arriving from international destinations must go through Immigration and Customs upon arrival.
The Frankfurt Airport is approximately 2 hours from USAG Rheinland-Pfalz, Baumholder
Traveling by Car
Individuals who wish to use GPS should enter Baumholder as city, zip code is 55774 and Aulenbacher Strasse as street address.
Traveling by Train
Frankfurt Airport has two railway stations. The long-distance railway station is at the AIRail Terminal, right next to Terminal 1. Trains arrive at and depart from platforms 4 to 7. In addition, there is a local railway station for S-Bahn, regional and local trains at Terminal 1, Level 1. Trains arrive at and depart from platforms 1 to 3.
Both railway stations are linked to Terminal 2 via buses and the Sky Line. This is how you get there:
The service runs between 5 am to 3 am. Alternatively, follow signs to the Sky Line in Hall B. This service to Terminal 2 runs at 2-minute intervals.
Driving Directions from Ramstein Airbase:When departing Ramstein AFB follows signs for the A6, once on the A6 follow till you get to the exit for A62 follow the A62 towards towards Trier. Follow until you get to the Freisin exit. Take a right at the stop sign and follow the road until you get to Baumholder
Community shuttle bus service is provided for active-duty U.S. military and DOD civilian employees. Off-duty personnel and family members may use the shuttle on a space-available basis. Buses run Monday through Friday (except U.S. holidays, training days and Host Nation Holidays) between Baumholder (Smith Barracks, Clinic Kaserne and Wetzel Housing). For current schedule contact DSN: 314-531-7102 or Civilian 011-49-611-143-531-7102.
DSN 314-420-1113/430-1113 or CIV 49-711-6801113