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U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Wiesbaden

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U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Wiesbaden

Wiesbaden Army Airfield

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During the Berlin Airlift of 1949, airmen from Wiesbaden flew missions daily from Wiesbaden to Tempelhof Airport in the besieged city of Berlin in support of "Operation Vittles". In 1976, all USAF units moved to Ramstein Air Base and were replaced at Wiesbaden Air Base by an U.S. Army Mechanized Infantry Brigade. At that time, Wiesbaden became the primary airfield of the U.S. Army V Corps.

Wiesbaden is without a doubt one of the most attractive cities in Germany. The capital city of Hessen is sometimes referred to as the "Nice of the North" with it's many mansions, the historic Kurhaus, the casino and the magnificent State Theater.

Constant changes have added new features to the community, including a fitness center, AAFES facilities, child care facilities, family housing units, recreation. Other facilities in Wiesbaden worth noting are the 18-hole Rheinblick Golf Course, the largest AAFES sports store and Power Zone in Europe, the American Arms Hotel and Conference Center and the Wiesbaden Community Activity Center.

Anderson Barracks in Dexheim is located 20 miles south of Wiesbaden Army Airfield. It has its own housing area and barracks facilities. Banking services, a modern post exchange, commissary, post office, fitness center and health and dental clinic are just a small amount of services available to soldiers and family members in Dexheim. A shuttle bus is available on a regular basis for personnel needing services at Wiesbaden Army Airfield. Dexheim is situated near Mainz, the capital city of Rheinland-Pfalz and only a 30 minute drive from Wiesbaden.

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