ANDERSON BARRACKS

Dexheim’s Anderson Barracks is located approximately 25 miles east of Bad Kreuznach on Highway B-420. Dexheim is located 15 miles south of Mainz, 25 miles southwest of Frankfurt, and 25 miles northeast of Bad Kreuznach. Dexheim is a small village situated near the Rhein River in the heart of the Rheinhessen wine District.

Dexheim is the home of the 123rd Main Support Battalion and the 501st Military Intelligence Battalion. Dexheim AST is not closing. It was placed under the command and control of the 221st Base Support Battalion located in Wiesbaden.

Anderson Barracks has a small, modern exchange, commissary, post office, shuttle bus, Class VI store, Merchants National Bank, snack bar, library, bowling alley, theater, recreational center with many hobby facilities, tennis court, and gymnasium. There is a new modern medical and dental clinic on-post.

9 thoughts on “ANDERSON BARRACKS

  1. Stationed there from 1972 to 1974. Met alot of great dudes and are still in touch with a few of them. The concerts in Frankfurt and other places were the best. I seen great bands in their prime. Noting and no bands today will ever touch them. And same with the music…which stands on its own forever. The food outside of base was dynamite. Whether it was in Nierstien or Oppenheim or other cities. And the German Wine and the Wine fests were the best.

    1. Yes I couldn’t agree with you more Anderson Barracks was great duty. When I left Anderson Barracks in April of ’85 I did a ITT inner theater transfer (in country) I reenlisted to stay in Germany and I went to camp Eshbourne in Frankfurt. Much bigger and exciting community but it didn’t have the togetherness as it did in Anderson Barracks. The same thing as when I came back in 1988 and I went to Aschaffenburg, Germany. Nothing was like the Heim Nothing đź‘Ť

      1. THANKS FOR YOUR REPLY… I TOO EXTENDED MY TOUR AND STAYED ANOTHER YEAR, BECAUSE I ENLISTED FOR 2 YEARS AND I DIDN’T WANT TO COME HOME AND HAVE TO PULL RESERVE DUTY. SO BY ME EXTENDING ANOTHER YEAR, I DID NOT HAVE TO DO THE RESERVES. TECHNICALLY WE ALL HAVE 6 YEARS, 3 ACTIVE AND 3 INACTIVE AT THE TIME. BECAUSE AFTER 6 YEARS, I RECEIVED MY FULL DISCHARGE PAPERS. SO I WAS HAPPY, NOT TO PULL RESERVE DUTY. I DIDN’T WANT TO BE A PART TIME SOLDIER. I WAS IN ASCHAFFENBURG FOR A WEEKEND HANGOUT AND I DUG THE CITY, ITS A COOL PLACE. HEIDELBERG WAS ANOTHER DYNAMITE AND BEAUTIFUL CITY TO BE IN. TAKE CARE AND GOD BLESS

  2. I was stationed here October ’92 to Oct ’95. I hand built the wooden arch above the sign in 1994/ 1995. It was originally white.

    1. I was stationed here 1974, 75 19.5 months. And it was a Engineering Battalion. With a Missile base attached

      1. I was stationed here from December 1982 to April 1985 in C Company 12th Engineer Battalion. Had so much fun there.

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