The Mannheim military community is located in southwestern Germany, approximately 100 Kilometers (Km)/60 miles south of Frankfurt and 25 Km/15 miles northwest of Heidelberg. Specific directions for arriving personnel can be found in the MUST KNOW ITEMS section.
The Army military units in the Mannheim community fall under the major command of United States Army Europe (USAREUR).
The mission of local US Army units is predominately Signal, Transportation, and Military Police support. Also the US military confinement facility for Europe is located on Coleman Barracks.
The approximate total population assigned is 15,000 which consists of: Army active duty, 4,000; Air Force active duty, 200; Army family members, 6,484; Air Force family members, 197; civilian employees and family members, 3,266 and US military retirees, 727.
Telephone access from the United States for military numbers is in the format of 011-49-621-XXX-XXXX. For example:
Military Telephone Operator/Information: DSN 380-1110/113 CIV 011-49-621-730-0/113
Sullivan/Taylor/Spinelli/Funari/Turley Barracks: DSN 380/381/385-XXXX CIV 011-49-621-730-XXXX DSN 375-XXXX CIV 011-49-621-487-XXXX
Coleman Barracks: DSN 382-XXXX CIV 011-49-621-779-XXXX
Schwetzingen: DSN 379-XXXX CIV 011-49-6202-80-XXXX
German Telephone Infomation Numbers within Germany: 11833
Numbers outside Germany: 11834
When using civilian telephones within Germany always drop the country code prefix (49) and add a '0' (number zero) prior to dialing the city/town prefixes: 0621-XXXX, 06241-XXXXXX, etc.
Telephone numbers for various units can be found in the MAJOR UNIT LISTING.
TO CONTACT THE STAFF DUTY OFFICER AT THE MANNHEIM PROVOST MARSHALL MILITARY POLICE DESK:
DSN 385-2378/3200 CIV 0621-730-2378/3200
NOTE: All civilian numbers given in this guide will be in the local German dialing format, for example: 0621-XXXX. Always remember to add the '011-49' and drop the leading '0' (zero) from the local prefix of the number if dialing from outside Germany. *******************************************************************
The Mannheim Military Community had its original roots with the American occupational forces immediately following World War II. Since 1974, the mission has been to be the single point of control for Americans and to provide base operations support for tenant units in the assigned geographical area. The Mannheim US Military Community Activity (USMCA) was consolidated with USMCA-Worms in 1990 and was reflagged as the 293rd Base Support Battalion (BSB) of the 26th Area Support Group (ASG) in 1991. The current area of responsibility extends over 938 square miles with a total of 20 installations.
The 293rd BSB supports units from every major command in USAREUR and some units not headquartered within the Federal Republic of Germany, totalling over 15,000 residents. The six major troop billets of Sullivan Bks, Taylor Bks, Turley Bks, Spinnelli Bks, Coleman Bks and Funari Bks are located in the suburbs of Mannheim. Friedrichfeld depot is located outside the town of Schwetzingen in the direction of Heidelberg.
The major housing area is Benjamin Franklin Village (BFV) located adjacent to Sullivan and Funari Bks in Mannheim.
Name : 293d Base Support Battalion
Address : Unit 29901
City : APO
Zip : 09086
Phone : DSN 380-1500 CIV 0621-7301500
Fax : DSN 385-3514 CIV 0621-7303514
Local duty hours are M-F 0730-1630
After duty hours, contact can be made with the Mannheim Military Police duty desk at the previously listed numbers.