SMITH BARRACKS

BAUMHOLDER GERMANY

On 08 January 2015, the US Department of Defense announced the consolidation of some U.S. infrastructure in Europe, including the return of 15 sites to their host nations. As a result of this announcement, DoD is to close two Baumholder Waterworks and return control of these to Germany.

Baumholder is home to the largest concentration of US combat soldiers outside the United States. It consists of Smith Barracks (the main post) and the base operations area support teams of Strassburg in Idar-Oberstein and Neubrucke, near Birkenfeld. Baumholder is a VERY HIGH deployment post. A major deployment to Kososvo and Macedonia, with participation of most Baumholder units, took place from November 2000 to July 2001. This deployment included 80 percent of Baumholder units.

4 thoughts on “SMITH BARRACKS

  1. Hubby was Como Officer with 1/13 Infantry, 1975-77. We had wonderful times there a d met great people. Colonel Gavin was the best commander and leader.

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