U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels Training Area

 The U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels Training Area is located in the Free State of Bavaria in the Oberpfalz (Upper Palatinate)approximately 45 miles southwest of USAG Grafenwoehr, and less than 60 miles from the Czech Republic border. The garrison is surrounded by charming towns like Amberg and Neumarkt, and smaller towns like Velburg and Parsberg. It is located about 1-1/2 hours from Munich and midway between the cities of Nuremberg and Regensburg which offer much to see and enjoy. The Garrison is named after the market town of Hohenfels.

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Overview

Duty officer at U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels Installation Operations Center
Luis Pagan-Arroyo, duty officer at the U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels Installation Operations Center. Kristin Bradley (USAG Hohenfels) / United States Army / Public Domain

The U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels is the largest USAREUR maneuver training area and comes under the command of the Commanding General, Joint Multinational Training Center, Grafenwoehr.

The mission of USAG Hohenfels is to facilitate realistic force-on-force maneuver training for all U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) Combat Battalions, and to support NATO training activities. The garrison offers unparalleled access to training with multinational forces and an outstanding quality of life.

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Location/Driving Directions

United States Army Garrison (USAG) Hohenfels Training Area is located in Germany, approximately 45 miles southwest of USAG Grafenwoehr, and less than 60 miles from the Czech Republic border.

Driving Directions

From Nurnberg Airport:

Go in the direction of Autobahn 3. Take the exit toward Regensburg. Take Exit for Parsberg and then take a right toward Hohenfels to Gate 5. This gate will take on the back road through the box onto the post to Gate 1, which is the main entrance to post.

From Frankfurt Hahn Airport:

Take Autobahn 3 toward Nurnberg. Follow the directions above.

From Munich Airport:

Go in the direction of Munich. Take the second Autobahn exit towards Nurnberg/Berlin.(Autobahn 9). At the divide, Follow Autobahn 93 in the direction of Regensburg to Autobahn 3 towards Nurnberg. Take exit for Parsberg and at the end of the ramp take a right toward Hohenfels Gate 5. If you continue past Gate 5 approximately 2 km you will come to Gate 1.

From Frankfurt Airport:

The train station is located under the airport. To get to Hohenfels you will need to purchase a ticket to Parsberg. Once you get to Parsberg, you will have to take a taxi to Hohenfels or arrange for someone to pick you up.

From Munich/Nurnberg Airport to Hohenfels by Train:

The train stations are located a few miles from the airport. You will need to catch a bus or get a taxi to the train station. Once at the train station you will need to purchase a ticket to Parsberg. Once you get to Parsberg, you will have to take a taxi to Hohenfels or arrange for someone to pick you up.

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Population/Major Units Assigned

USAG Hohenfels is the home of the Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC), which provides realistic and demanding training for U.S. Army task forces stationed in Europe as well as units from a multitude of Allied nations.

USAG Hohenfels supports, on average, 9,000 personnel. These include 2,471 active duty military, 319 U.S. civilian employees, 750 local national employees, and 1,600 family members. There are about 2,231 trainees in the area on any given day.

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Temporary Lodging

United States Army Garrison Hohenfels provides temporary lodging at the Sunrise Lodge. Reservations for official travelers (TDY & PCS) are taken up to 6 months in advance of the date of arrival. For leisure travelers, reservations will be accepted 3 days prior to arrival. A reservation will only be guaranteed with a deposit. Payments can be made by cash, money order, personal checks, or credit cards. Sunrise Lodge is located at General Patton Road Bldg 63, Unit 28216. After hours check-in for guaranteed reservations is through "after hour safes" located in Bldg 63. There is no after hours check-in for non-guaranteed reservations.

Reservations can be made at DSN: 98-314-446-1700/2438 or Civilian: 011-49-9472-9501515 (in country place a 0 before the 9472 and drop the 011-49)
Fax: 011-49-9472-950154 (in country place a 0 before the 9472 and drop the 011-49)

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Main Phone Numbers

  • APO 466-2887
  • Army community services 466-2861
  • Chapel 466-1570
  • Child development center 476-2651
  • Clinic 466-1750
  • Commissary 466-2630
  • Education center 466-2882
  • Guesthouse 466-1700
  • Housing office 466-2681
  • Outdoor recreation 466-2060
  • PX 466-2640
  • SatoTravel (civilian number) 09472-9111-0
  • School-age service center 466-4492
  • Elementary school 466-2729
  • High school 466-4300
  • Tricare service center 466-4528/4538

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Housing

Government quarters, as well as private rental properties, are located within a 45-minute drive from the USAG Hohenfels. Private rental, government built-to-lease and Government Rental Housing Program (GRHP) quarters are positioned throughout the area in many of the surrounding small villages and towns.

All personnel with command-sponsored family members (36-month tour) are eligible for government quarters. Eligibility date is based on the date departed the last permanent major command (MACOM). Sponsors arriving from a dependent restricted tour may be credited up to 14 months.

Only active duty military and their command-sponsored dependents are eligible for government-owned, built-to-lease, or GRHP facilities. All civilian personnel is eligible for private rental only. Government quarters waiting lists are based on rank and number of accompanying family members. Waiting time is based on grade and bedroom category, and is subject to change.

There is an expected waiting period for housing of at least 1-2 months.

All personnel on a 36-month tour with Command Sponsored family members are required to in-process with government housing.

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Schools

The Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DoDDS) provide education for children from kindergarten through grade 12 at USAG Hohenfels.

Children of contractors have authorized attendance on a space guaranteed tuition paying (federally connected) basis. Minor dependents of DoD U.S. Government contractor personnel supported by a contract authorizing dependent education on a tuition-paying basis, technical experts accredited by the DoD Contracting Personnel Office are included in this entitlement. This also includes enrollment under the exception to the Feeder Plan.​

For registration you must supply the following records:

  • Previous school records
  • Child's social security number
  • Report card
  • Birth certificate
  • Orders assigning soldier to Hohenfels w/command sponsorship of child
  • Passport and valid ID card of parent or child
  • Current immunization records

Also, be ready to provide local and stateside emergency contact telephone numbers and addresses and your local contact information.

Homeschooling is authorized. If interested, please contact a homeschooling association and purchase curriculum materials before leaving the states. Military and civilian sponsors of school-age children who do not plan to enroll their children in a DoDDS-E school must complete a registration form to indicate that their children will be enrolled in a host-nation school or in a homeschool program. Registration forms should be returned to School Liaison Officer, HQ 282nd BSB Building 309.

There are several private schools in the Hohenfels area. Contact Army Community Service for current information about private schools.

USAG Hohenfels offers opportunities for continuing education with a learning center, testing program, and four major colleges.

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Child Care

The USAG Hohenfels Community provides quality child care in DoD accredited facilities.

CYS Central Registration (CLEOS) Building is located at 10 General Patton Road, Camp Nainhof, Hohenfels. The Phone number is 011-49-9472-83-2078/2080 (DSN) 314-466-2078/2080.

The Child Development Center (CDC) offers a variety of Child Care Services including full day care and part day care.

School Age Services (SAS) offers a variety of activities throughout the school year and summer.

There are several programs for children on the Hohenfels Installation. Some include infant massage classes, Kindermusic, and Baby Sign. There is also an EFMP Lil Troopers playgroup that is open to all children 3 and under. The Library has storytime for all age groups as well as arts and craft times. PWOC offers a variety of child-friendly activities.

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Medical Care

Hohenfels Health Clinic provides general outpatient care, sick call, and routine appointments for active duty and family members. Retirees and their family members are seen on a ​space-available basis. Available through the facility are well-woman and well-baby examinations, immunization clinic, laboratory, x-ray, pharmacy services, minor surgical procedures, minor trauma, and physical exams for flight, job, and routine purposes.

Family members are authorized dental care at the Hohenfels Dental Clinic on a space available basis. If the dental readiness for active duty soldiers falls below 95 percent, no family member care will be provided except on an emergency basis. Dental Insurance is available through United Concordia (UCCI). This is a TRICARE based insurance available to Active Duty Family Members. Retirees and DoD employees pay civilians to receive emergency dental care and may receive routine care on a limited, standby basis.