Vilseck, a major training center, has been described as the “school house” for the US Army, Europe. Transition training and fielding of new equipment is its most visible mission. It is located about 30 miles west of the Czech Republic border and 50 miles northeast of Nuernberg.
The 409th Base Support Battalion (BSB) is stationed on Rose Barracks at Vilseck, one of the most charming military installations in Germany. This is a quiet, but friendly community of people helping people. Vilseck is located in the state of Bavaria (Bayern) approximately 60 miles from Nuernberg, 29 miles from Weiden and 25 miles from Amberg. The 409th BSB was selected as a USAREUR Army Community of Excellence (ACOE) Runner-up in 1998 and an ACOE Finalist in 1999. Past awards include: 1993 ACOE Medium OCONUS Award; 1996 ACOE Large OCONUS Runner-up; 1997 USAREUR ACOE Winner. From 1992-1994, the 409th BSB won three Focus Awards and a Natural Resources Conservation Award.