US Army Garrison Baumholder
Reichenbacher Strasse , GE 55774 011-49-611-143-531-2408
Base Type: Army
United States Army Garrison (USAG) 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 Baumholder is located in a unique area centrally located in Europe with France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland, Austria, Switzerland, and the Bavarian Alps all within a few hours’ drive.
“The Rock” consists of H.D. Smith Barracks, next to the German city of Baumholder, and two small U.S. Kasernes outside of Baumholder: Strassburg Kaserne, in the nearby city of Idar-Oberstein, and Neubruecke, near the city of Birkenfeld.
Baumholder and its sister communities are rich in history. 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. 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.
The mission of USAG Baumholder is to plan and execute force protection operations, deployment support operations, garrison support operations and German-American relations to sustain soldier, civilian and family well-being and readiness. The major command at USAG Baumholder, the 1st Armored Division, deploys to a designated theater, conducts full spectrum operations in support of the regional combatant Commander and redeploys to home station.
Baumholder Army Health Clinic provides quality healthcare for the Baumholder Military Community. For specialty care, people can access Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC), which is the largest military medical facility in Europe. To complement our services, we enjoy a close association with neighboring German hospitals; however, the closest urgent care facility is located in Idar-Oberstein, approximately 25 minutes away. For more information, call 011-049-6783-68080.
DSN: 590-LRMC (5762)
CIV: 06371-9464-LRMC (5762)
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 0730. – 1630. Closed for all federal holidays and limited access on training holidays. Please note, training is conducted on Thursday mornings and the clinic provides limited access until 1300.
Frankfurt International Airport is the closest major airport to USAG Baumholder.
Most arriving soldiers have to process through 64th Replacement Detachment in Hanau.
At Frankfurt International Airport, there are U.S. Army information booths in Terminal 2 and on the second floor of Terminal 1. If you come into Terminal 2, you have to take the “Sky Line” shuttle to get to Terminal 1.
The Frankfurt Airport is approximately 2 hours from USAG Baumholder.
Traveling by Car
When departing Frankfurt International Airport, follow signs for A5 towards Basel / Darmstadt.
After a few minutes, you will see signs for A67. Get in the center/left lane and follow A67.
When you pass the town of Lorsch, you will see an exit on the far right for A6 Mannheim, Kaiserslautern and Saarbruecken – Take this exit and follow A6 towards Kaiserslautern/Saarbruecken.
Passing Kaiserslautern, Exit A6 TO A62 towards Trier/Kusel.
After about 20 minutes you will come to the exit Freisen – take this exit.
Exiting A62 at Freisen take a right and follow the signs for Baumholder.
Once in Baumholder, follow the main road, take a left at the traffic light. Keep going straight through the next traffic light. You will see the main gate for Smith Barracks, Baumholder.
Individuals who wish to use GPS should enter Baumholder as city 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 Skyline.
Civilian Personnel Advisory Center
Family, Morale, Welfare & Recreation
School Liaison Office
66887 Rammelsbach, Germany
+49 6381 40432
66871 Oberalben, Germany
+49 6381 47853
66625 Nohfelden, Saarland, Germany
55743 Idar-Oberstein, Rhineland-Platinate, Germany
+49 6781 24619
The numbers for Fairchild Air Force Base have low accuracy due to its unique utilization. Entire companies are rotated through on a regular basis, so large portions of the phone directory are subject to change without notice. Please contact the base operator at (509) 247-1212 if you experience any difficulty reaching your desired contact.