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Griesheim Compound, Germany

Griesheim (GRI), just west of the Darmstadt city limits, is the home of the military newspaper, European Stars & Stripes. Support is also provided to the 64th Replacement Detachment located at Rhein Main Air Force Base, approx. 15 miles to the north.

The Griesheim Airfield area was used as far back as 1850 to train Hessen troops. During World War I, it was a prisoner of war camp. The German Air Force began using the area in March 1936. The buildings now occupied by the Stars & Stripes newspaper were constructed in 1936. The US Army took over in 1945 and est up the Griesheim Ordnance Depot. In 1949 the Stars & Stripes moved in and published the first edition of its newspaper on 28 September 1949. The Griesheim hangar is next to the Stars and Stripes compound in Griesheim.



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