• Three new and unoccupied barracks in Grafenwoehr, Germany, overlook cranes, backhoes, and cement trucks in January 2008 preparing the construction of two more new barracks, ideally positioned between the new physical fitness center, the new dining facility, and the PX/Commissary complex.

    Grafenwoehr barracks construction

    Three new and unoccupied barracks in Grafenwoehr, Germany, overlook cranes, backhoes, and cement trucks in January 2008 preparing the construction of two more new barracks, ideally positioned between the new physical fitness center, the new dining...

  • A wet morning doesn't stop customers from shopping at Grafenwoehr's new, joint commissary/post exchange "mall," which, at almost 200,000 square feet, includes a bookstore, a 339-seat food court, a barber shop, a beauty shop, and space for 11 other concessionaires. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District, managed the construction of this project.

    Grafenwoehr commissary/post exchange "mall"

    A wet morning doesn't stop customers from shopping at Grafenwoehr's new, joint commissary/post exchange "mall," which, at almost 200,000 square feet, includes a bookstore, a 339-seat food court, a barber shop, a beauty shop, and space for 11 other...

  • An aerial overlook flight of Germany's Grafenwoehr installation in January 2008 reveals Netzaberg Village's MILCON Island projects, including elementary and middle schools, a childcare center, a youth activity center, a chapel, ball fields, and a new infrastructure network. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District, is managing the construction of this project.

    Grafenwoehr MILCON Island January 2008

    An aerial overlook flight of Germany's Grafenwoehr installation in January 2008 reveals Netzaberg Village's MILCON Island projects, including elementary and middle schools, a childcare center, a youth activity center, a chapel, ball fields, and a new...

  • An aerial overlook flight of Germany's Grafenwoehr installation in January 2008 reveals Netzaberg Village's MILCON Island projects, including elementary and middle schools, a childcare center, a youth activity center, a chapel, ball fields, and a new infrastructure network. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District, is managing the construction of this project.

    Grafenwoehr MILCON Island January 2008

    An aerial overlook flight of Germany's Grafenwoehr installation in January 2008 reveals Netzaberg Village's MILCON Island projects, including elementary and middle schools, a childcare center, a youth activity center, a chapel, ball fields, and a new...

  • An aerial overlook flight of Germany's Grafenwoehr installation in March 2007 reveals Netzaberg Village's MILCON Island projects, including elementary and middle schools, a childcare center, a youth activity center, a chapel, ball fields, and a new infrastructure network. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District, is managing the construction of this project.

    Grafenwoehr MILCON Island

    An aerial overlook flight of Germany's Grafenwoehr installation in March 2007 reveals Netzaberg Village's MILCON Island projects, including elementary and middle schools, a childcare center, a youth activity center, a chapel, ball fields, and a new...

  • During an aerial overlook flight of Germany's Grafenwoehr installation in March 2007, the new wash rack facility is shown at about 50 percent completion. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District, is managing the construction of this project.

    Grafenwoehr wash rack

    During an aerial overlook flight of Germany's Grafenwoehr installation in March 2007, the new wash rack facility is shown at about 50 percent completion. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District, is managing the construction of this...

Efficient Basing Grafenwoehr (EBG) is a USAREUR initiative to consolidate command and control headquarters and six battalion-sized elements in support of Army and USAREUR transformation. The goal of the EBG initiative is to maximize readiness, operational control, force protection, and quality of life by capitalizing on efficiencies derived from consolidation on a single installation.



EBG involves the relocation of units from multiple USAREUR installations to a consolidated complex located at East Camp Grafenwoehr. This initiative combines new construction and renovations of facilities, such as motor pools, operational facilities, barracks, family housing, and community support amenities.



More than 80 projects valued at close to $1 billion in today's dollar make EBG one of the largest military construction programs in Europe. And when it's all complete in 2012, it is slated to be the Army's premiere facility outside the United States.



Currently, Grafenwoehr is home to the Army's largest PX/commissary shopping complex in Europe, the most modern health and dental clinic in Europe, as well as brand new company and battalion operations facilities, motor pools, and several new barracks. Upcoming facilities expected in 2008 include a new elementary school, middle school, child development center, school-age services building, and even more barracks and operations facilities. Providing these facilities for the Soldier and their families is critical to reinforcing readiness and retention.



The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans and manages almost $100 million of projects on Grafenwoehr every year and believes that the quality of these facilities should match the sacrifice today's warfighters are making for the nation.



When complete, Grafenwoehr's unique gated community called Netzaberg will provide 835 build-to-lease family housing units with an integrated village center, including an elementary and middle school, chapel, child development center, youth services center, shoppette, and sports fields.



If you totaled the concrete that has been poured at Grafenwoehr over the last five years, you could fill up a football field with solid concrete 145 feet high.



If you totaled the reinforced steel that has gone into Grafenwoehr during the last five years, you could easily build two Eiffel Towers.



If you totaled the sewer lines put into Grafenwoehr during the last five years you could have a single string of sewer pipe stretching from the Capital Beltway to the Eastern Shore of Maryland.



Grafenwoehr certainly has an interesting place in this world. It's no longer on the edge of an enemy, as it was for 40 years. But its importance only grows stronger, with allied forces coming from around the world to conduct high-tech training and foreign military planners coming to see how this installation has been turned from an overlooked facility into a highly-developed, livable community.

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