Campbell Barracks Closed
The headquarters for the U.S. Army Headquarters in Europe – Campbell Barracks – has closed.
The New York Times has reported that Campbell Barracks, in Heidelburg, Germany, permanently closed last Friday. The base had served as the base headquarters for the U.S. Army in Europe since 1945. Renamed in 1948, the barracks were originally built by the Nazis as they expanded their military threat in 1937.
Campbell Barracks offered employment and multi-cultural contact for the German civilians living in the area. Operations are being moved to Wiesbaden, Germany, where the base strategically sits on a hill. Post 9-11, whose anniversary is today, it’s more secure from a military point of view. Local civilians are disappointed, though, at the lack of easy contact with Americans.