U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden to commemorate 75th anniversary 

of the Berlin Airlift

Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Berlin Airlift

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, together with the State of Hesse, will host a public commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the end of the Berlin Airlift on June 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.  

In addition to our public event June 16, there will be a smaller event on June 15, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., that is open to DoD ID card holders, pedestrians and bicyclists, and guests with transportation shuttle tickets, which can be reserved HERE. The event is similar to June 16, but smaller in size due to transportation constraints. There will also be a school-focused day on June 17, which is open only to surrounding schools. 

Visitors can enjoy food, fun, live music and history while getting the chance to see historic aircraft from the time of the Berlin Airlift, and current aircraft types from the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force.

“U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, previously an Air Force airfield, was one of the main locations that launched aircraft in support of the Berlin Airlift,” said Col. David W. Mayfield, Commander of the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden. “It was a historic event, and the largest humanitarian airlift in history. The Berlin Airlift was also the beginning of a partnership, and eventual alliance, between the United States and Germany that only continues to grow today.” 

Tickets for the Sunday shuttle busses are not required, however, the event does have a cap on how many people can attend the event at one time. If the cap is reached, people will queue at the entrance until people exit the event.

Please note that no dogs, other than official service dogs, are allowed onto the event grounds. This is because there are no shady areas or lawns at the event location and the asphalt gets extremely hot in the sun. 

Additionally, remember to bring Euro cash currency to the event for all your food and entertainment needs.

In addition, the following items are prohibited in the festival area: glass containers, alcoholic beverages, Cannabis, knives, weapons of all kinds, defense sprays, fireworks and explosives, spray cans, laser pointers, tools, large bulky items such as camping chairs, backpacks with frames, coolers, etc., drones / UAVs.

There is a strict smoking ban on the event site. 

Additional updates, impacts and closures to garrison services through the event weekend will be publicized on the garrison’s FACEBOOK PAGE.


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