WELCOME TO. JOINT MULTINATIONAL READINESS CENTER. TABLE OF CONTENTS. FRONT POCKET: ARNG AFFAIRS SOP / CHECK LIST. TAB A: HISTORY OF HOHENFELS TAB B: WELCOME BRIEF POWER POINT TAB C: INSTALLATION SERVICES TAB D: NIPR ACCOUNT INFORMATION TAB E: CONTACT LIST TAB F: MAPS
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JOINT MULTINATIONAL READINESS CENTER
TABLE OF CONTENTS
FRONT POCKET: ARNG AFFAIRS SOP / CHECK LIST
TAB A: HISTORY OF HOHENFELS
TAB B: WELCOME BRIEF POWER POINT
TAB C: INSTALLATION SERVICES
TAB D: NIPR ACCOUNT INFORMATION
TAB E: CONTACT LIST
TAB F: MAPS
TAB G: DA 348 SAMPLE
TAB H: REPORTS / CCIR CRITERIA
BACK POCKET: SEXUAL ASSAULT CONTACT CARD/ POL CARD/SAEDA CARD/ ACCIDENT CARD
Hohenfels Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) is part of the Seventh Army Joint Multinational Training Command (7A JMTC). Covering over 40,000 acres, Hohenfels is the largest combat maneuver training area available to US troops in Europe. The Hohenfels Training Area is approximately 45 miles southwest of Grafenwoehr and is less than 60 miles from the Czech Republic border. It is located in the Neumarkt County, within the Upper Palatinate District of the Independent State of Bavaria. Hohenfels takes its name from the rock formation prevalent in the area and is literally translated as “high cliff”.
The known history of Hohenfels dates back to 500 BC. The area was mentioned by Julius Caesar in 15 BC when he led his army over the Alps to conquer the Celtic and Gaelic Tribes. One of the Strongholds of these tribes was located on top of Linderberg Hill. This is now the south end of the post, where the airstrip is today. As the Roman Empire declined around 470 AD, the influence of the Huns increased. It is believed that the Huns pillaged the area during a bloody massacre. Graves of the dead are found in the area even still today. Charlemagne drove back the Asiatics and was fairly successful in uniting the Germanic tribes. Christianity was introduced and a period of peace followed. Toward the end of Charlemagne’s reign, many of the castles in the area were constructed.
The name of Hohenfels was the first mentioned in 936 AD in connection with the name “Graf von Hohenfels”. He was thought to have been vassal to the Bishop of Regensburg. He built his castle in the steep rock above the valley so that communication with the castle Hohenberg-Schlossberg facilitated the construction of a warning system, whereby the farmers in the area were able to seek safety whenever danger threatened.
In 1080, August of Hohenfels was first mentioned as a participant in a tournament at Augsburg. In 1250, Count Konrad gained notoriety for Hohenfels by entering into a conspiracy to murder the Roman Emperor Konrad IV when he stayed in the monastery St. Emmeram in Regensburg. The Emperor, however, was warned and the count was reduced to a knight and exiled. Legend has it that the knight was struck by lightning and was killed while trying to flee. The castle ultimately fell to plundering.
It is believed that Hohenfels was already a town around 1366, but the town never prospered due to the inefficient administration and exorbitant taxes imposed by the Robber Knights. Other disaster accompanied economic decline when migratory locusts (the size of fingers) swept the countryside in the 14th century. In 1427, it is reported that the castle of Hohenfels was destroyed by the Hussites. The Advent of bubonic plague occurred soon after in 1540.
Hohenfels was awarded the coat of arms that remains today. During the thirty years war (1618-1648), the castle was stormed and taken by Swedish troops.
The beautiful old church in Hohenfels was built from 1716-1726. The altar has been said to be placed on the spring of the “Forellenbach”, trout stream. In 1743, most of the town was destroyed by fire. It was difficult for Hohenfels to develop, and it was probably one of the poorest and most neglected sections of Germany and Bavaria until 1933.
The re-establishment of the German Armed Forces, “Wehrmacht” in 1935 called for additional troop training and firing areas for the units of the 7th Army Corps in southern Bavaria. The Grafenwoehr Training Area no longer sufficed for all the branches of the Wehrmacht, due to troop size, type of terrain, and location.
Since no area could be found in southern Bavaria, the terrain between
Regensburg – Neumarkt - Amberg was considered suitable because the area was sparsely settled. The population was comparatively poor. There was little prospect of industrialization due to lack of mineral resources; the soil was relatively barren. There was almost no water supply and only a few traffic lines were in existence. Considering these factors, the training area was expected to help people in the adjacent towns by providing employment.
Hohenfels was occupied by prisoners of war beginning in late 1939. The first groups to be held were Polish troops that were accommodated at Unteroedenhart. In the spring of 1940, the prisoners were sent to work in factories, farms, etc. During that same summer, 3,000 Belgian soldiers were brought to camp Unteroedenhart, but were soon released or took up work in Germany. At the same time, 500 French soldiers arrived and were billeted separately at the camp, where they worked until the end of the war. In 1941, 300 Yugoslavian officers including two generals and 300 orderlies were accommodated in the camp until February 1942, when some were released and other were transferred to other officers’ camps. Approximately 2,800 Russian soldiers were brought to the camp. They were under the care of the Swedish Red Cross. In the fall of 1943, a small camp was established in the training area near Rohrbach to house 300 American POW’s. On April 22, 1945, between 1300-1400 hours, the American Army entered the training area with nine tanks. The tanks had come from Velburg/ Hohenburg vial Willertsheim/Albertshof. There was no German resistance . Units of the German divisions “Goetz von Berlichingen,” as well as other weak units had already left in the direction of Regensburg.
Some unimportant firing occurred in Camp Albertshof, where Hungarian units reportedly failed to put up a white flag and had made no preparation to surrender. Without resistance, the US tanks and following infantry units moved to Hohenfels, which then proceeded to the Vils and Naab rivers at Kallmuenz. Another armored unit proceeded from the Lauterbach valley via Schmidmuehlen to the Naab at Burglengenfeld.
The permanent party of the training area administration had order to withdraw via Roding to Cham, but those who could not reach the southern banks for the Danube river were captured near Viechtach in the Bayerischer Wald (Bavarian Wood/Forest).
In May 1945, the first displaced persons, most of them former internees from the German concentration camps Flossenbuerg, Hersbruck, and Buchenwald arrived at Hohenfels. By July 1945, a total of 13,000 displaced persons (Poles, Ukrainians, Jews, etc) were billeted in camp Nainhof, Poellnricht, and Oberlinder. At first, the Americans administered to them, but later the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration took over and through repatriation, emigration and transfer to other camps occurred. The number of displaced persons in the camps at Hohenfels decreased to 5,000 in the fall of 1947. In the spring of 1949, the displaced person camp was dissolved. After 1946, German refugee farmers were settled in Hohenfels Training Area. The military government and alter the US High Commissioner for Germany, showed interest in the program and rendered assistance. By October 1951, almost all the former villages in the Hohenfels training area were resettled. Barracks from the camps had been moved and re-erected at the places and were used as temporary dwellings, stables, and barns.
The German army, “Bundeswehr’” began training at Hohenfels about 1960. A liaison command in Camp Poellnricht and the German army administration section, “Standortverwaltung” were installed about the same time.
Since that time, thousands of troops from many countries have been trained here in Hohenfels.
WARRIOR(BLDG 857)Monday-Friday: 0700-0830; 1130-1300; 1630-1800
Saturday & Sunday: 0900-1300; 1600-1700
BUGER KING/ ANTHONY’S PIZZA/ MOVIE THEATER/ BARBER SHOP
SHOPPETTE(BLDG 332)Sunday-Thursday 0600-2100
Friday & Saturday 0600-2300
SUBWAY(BLDG 326) Monday-Friday: 0700-1900
Saturday & Sunday: 1100-1600
POST GYM(BLDG 88) Monday-Friday: 0530-2000
Saturday & Sunday: 0900-1700
Holiday Hours: 0900-1700
Training Holidays: 0800-2000
BOWLING CENTER(BLDG 14) Monday: 1100-1400 & 1700-2100
Wednesday & Thursday: 1100-1400; 1700-2100
Friday: 1100-1400; 1700-2300
COMMISSARY(BLDG 749) Monday: Closed
Tuesday & Thursday: 1000-1900
Wednesday: 1100-1800 Friday: 1000-1800
Saturday & Sunday: 1000-1700
OUTDOOR REC(BLDG H15) Monday - Saturday 1230-1730; Wednesday CLOSED
LIBRARY(BLDG 49)Monday & Friday: 0900-1800
Tuesday & Thursday: 0900-1700
Sunday: 1200-1600 (Closed on Holidays)
Additional RSO InformationContact the Hilltop Chapel Center for information on Mormon, Muslim and other faith services.
Muslim Services- Amberg: Mosche; Phone:09621-22101- Weiden: Mr. Ugur Abdulah, Fruehlings Str 3-5 Phone: 096129776- Nuernberg: IslamischesZentrum, Kurfuersten Str. Mr. Ilhan Postalogu, Phone: 01795102838
Jewish Services- Synagogue Amberg: 09621-12140- Isralische Kulturgemeinschaft: Mr. Gremann, 01728202470- Synagogue Weiden: 0961-32794- Synagogue Regensburg: 0941-57093- Synagogue Nuernberg: Mr. Schuhricht: 091156250
Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons)Puricellistrasse 30, Regensburg D-93059, POC: MAJ Mike Brophy, DSN 466-2896
THE TMC IS LOCATED IN BLDG 51, ACROSS THE STREET FROM BLDG 1
MONDAY-THURSDAY 0700-0730 AD SICK CALL
0800-1700 FULL SERVICE
FRIDAY 0700-0730 AD SICK CALL
0800-1200 FULL SERVICE
1300-1700 STAFF TRAINING TIME TRAINING HOLIDAYS 0700-1200 ANCILLARY ON RECALLSERVICE
FEDERAL HOLIDAYS CLOSED
FOR AFTER HOURS, NON-EMERGENCY SITUATIONS CONTACT THE NURSE ADVISE LINE: 00800-4759-2330 FOR GUIDANCE.
AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY CONTACT FIRE DEPARTMENT AT DSN: 112 OR CIVILIAN: 09472-83-112
Driver’s Testing Office Hours:
Monday: 0745-1200, 1230-1545
Tuesday - Friday: 0730-1200, 1230-1545
Closed on all German holidays
Located in Bldg 46
1st come, 1st served
Monday: 0900 POV test, 1300 POV Orientation
Tuesday: 0900 POV Orientation, 1300 POV test
Wednesday: 0800 POV Orientation, 1000 POV test
Thursday: 0900 POV test, 1300 POV Orientation
Friday: 0800 Army Traffic Safety Training
Closed on all German holidays
Mr. James Coon
Chief, Training Support
Mr. Franz Schaller
Mr. Erich Krike
TSC, TNG Aid Production & Distro
Mr. Stefan Seitz
TSC, Range Scheduling
DSN: 466- 3214
Mr. Robert, Feliciano
TSC, EST, @ HEAT Manager
DSN: 466- 4555
The following is the minimum required training for NIPR accounts.
All certificates must be printed off after completion