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3. ARMY / USAREUR / Sembach Germany

Last modified: 01 Apr 2021, submitted by: Joker
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Country: United States    Region: Overseas

Locale: Germany - Sembach

Latitude: 49° 30' 23" N     Longitude: 7° 51' 51" E

Area use / Military Branches: ACTIVE

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Historical:
Former Sembach airbase; originally used after WW1 by French occupation army. In 1939 taken over by nazi luftwaffe for a new fighterbase. After WW2 construction of Sembach Auxiliary Airfield. 1953 ops as Sembach Airbase with 66th Tac Recce Wing (TRW) and its subordinate units.
Sembach Airbase was also used by these listed units:
12th Air Rescue Grp, 1953 - 1958, 66th Tac Recce Wing, 1953 - 1958, 512th Fighter-Interceptor Sqn, 1958 - 1959 38th Tactical Missile Wing, 1959 - 1966, 603d Tactical Control Sqn (later Grp), 1963 - 1973, 601st Tactical Control Grp, 1965 - 1968, redesignated: 601st Tactical Air Control Wing, 1968 - 1973; redesignated: 601st Air Control Grp, 1985 - 1993, redesignated: 601st Air Base Wing, 1993 - 1995
17th Air Force, 1971 - 1996, Det 1, 81st Tacl Fighter Wing, 1978 - 1991, 66th Electronic Combat Wing, 1986 - 1992, 86th Airlift Wing, 1996 -1998

After German reunification Sembach flightline returned to German control 1995 and the site became under command of Ramstein Airbase renamed Sembach Annex In 1998 German government started to dismantle the airfield and returned ownership to local government. The remaining Sembach Annex facilities were taken over by USAr with a some tenant units remaining.

Current status:
Sembach, Heuberg Barracks a.k.a. Sembach annex is part of the US Armed Forces Rheinland-Pfalz garrison with these units.
- Regional Health Command Europe http://rhce.amedd.army.mil/index.cfm
- Hq Installation Management Command (IMCOM) Europe http://home.army.mil/imcom-europe/
- 30 Medical Brigade Hq
- 18 MP Brigade Hq
- USAr NATO Brigade Hq
- USAr Europe Band
- Military family housing area

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