The 181st Transportation Battalion is V Corps' only truck battalion. The Battalion headquarters is located in Mannheim, Germany on beautiful Turley Barracks, an historic former German Army Kaserne and has been the Battalion headquarters since 1955. The 181st Transportation Battalion and 51st Transportation Company are located on Turley Barracks.
The University of Maryland Mannheim Campus is a residential, coeducational, full-time college for family members of U.S. military and Department of Defense personnel living in Europe. The Campus is located on Turley Barracks, the oldest remaining kaserne still in use in Mannheim and protected by the German Historic Preservation Law. It has about 200 students.
Mannheim Campus is located on Turley Barracks, an easy walking distance to Mannheim's city center and only eight blocks to Benjamin Franklin Village where most U.S. facilities are located. A nearby streetcar takes students into downtown Mannheim, to the PX or commissary, and even as far as the center of Heidelberg. The turn-of-the-century red-brick buildings and a grassy quadrangle give the Mannheim Campus the appearance of a traditional university. With an enrollment under two-hundred students, it is easy to get acquainted and to develop lasting friendships with fellow students, faculty and staff. The campus offers small classes, a faculty devoted to academic instruction, and a safe, secure living environment. The Mannheim Campus occupies an administration building, two residence halls, a science laboratory, a conference building, a library, and a Student Union. A gym, small AAFES Shoppette and a cafeteria are also located on Turley Barracks.
The military dining facility on Turley Barracks is open Monday through Friday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The AAFES Snack Bar on Turley Barracks offers light meals, and there are a variety of local restaurants across the street from campus.
You cannot enter Grenadierstrasse (a one-way street running along the entrance to Turley Barracks) from Friedrich Ebert Strasse but must proceed one block past the Barracks to Hochuferstrasse. To enter Turley barracks turn right on Hochuferstrasse. Then take the next immediate right to Jak. Trumpfheflerstrasse. At the end of this short street you will see the entrance to Turley Barracks, Grenadierstrasse 4.
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