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Soldiers assigned to First Brigade will be stationed at Ray Barracks, Friedberg, or Giessen Depot, Giessen. Location......................: Friedberg or Giessen, Germany Major Command.................: First Armored Division Primary Weapon Systems:.......: M1A1 Tank and M2A2 Bradley Mission...................... : Upon receiving orders, the 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division conducts transition to war and deploys within USEUCOM AOR to a marshaling area or staging area and prepares to conduct combat operations. Move up 200+ km to a Tactical assembly area (TAA). Move through the TAA. Conduct a movement to contact and execute a hasty attack or hasty defense. Be prepared to conduct peacekeeping operations.

Population assigned-served...... : 10492 Active Duty..................... : 5296 Family Members.................. : 4300 Retirees........................ : 442 Civilian Employees.............. : 454

TELEPHONE ACCESS

Calling from the States to Germany: 011-49-city code minus the first number)-(phone #). When calling from a civilian phone to reach a military number: Dial the city code, the military access number and the last digits in the phone number (e.g. Friedberg 011-49-6031-81-last four numbers; Giessen 011-49-641-402-last four numbers).

MILITARY HISTORY

Friedberg is a town with a history that goes back to 11 B.C. Friedberg's history as a garrison town dates back to 1645 when a company was formed there to guard the castle. Ray Barracks was originally built in 1900, known as Wattrum Kaserne, and used during WWI and WWII. During WWI, captured Russian, French, and English officers were confined to the kaserne. During WWII, the kaserne was occupied by two German infantry battalions.

The first American units occupied the kaserne in 1945. Various commands used the barracks until Combat Command C moved in on 13 February 1953. The barracks were named in honor of First Lieutenant Bernard J. Ray, Company 1, 8th Infantry Regiment, who was awarded the Medal of Honor after his death.

Among the famous personalities who have served at Ray Barracks is the late Elvis Presley.


Friedberg/Giessen Depot: Installation
Installation Overview

Name : Giessen Depot Army Community Service
Address : Bldg 3
City : Giessen Depot, Giessen Country : Germany Zip : APO AE 09169
DSN Phone : 343-7618/7619 DSN Fax : 343-7654

Name : Ray Barracks Army Community Service
Address : Bldg. 3608
City : FREIDBERG Country : Germany Zip : APO AE 09074
Phone : 06031-81-3465/3789 Fax : 06031-81-3106
DSN Phone : 324-3465/3789 DSN Fax : 324-3106
Email : rogerss@284bsbexch.giessen.army.mil
Official Installation Link

Base Operator
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Major Units
1st Brigade
1st Armored Division

Billeting/Quarters
DSN: 343-1700
011-49-641-402-1700

Mailing Address
Frankfurterstrassa 3608, CMR 453
APO, AE
09074

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