Welcome to Tri-Border Consolidated
The Tri-Border Exchange serves customers in Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The primary location for the exchange is ½ hour outside of Frankfurt in Wiesbaden, Germany. Wiesbaden is located right on the Rhine River and is home to the Army’s 1st Armored Division, US Corps of Engineers Europe District, and the Department of Defense Schools Europe, as well as the European The Exchange Headquarters. The Wiesbaden area is home to more than 12,500 military and civilian personnel.
The main exchanges are located in Schinnen, Chievres, Wiesbaden, Bamberg, and Schweinfurt. The Tri-Border Exchange is one of the largest exchanges in the world, so you will have no trouble finding shopping, dining, and services near your home. Please take a look at our map for locations for all our facilities.
Tri-Border Consolidated Locations Facts
Both JFC Brunssum and Geilenkirchen NATO Air Base in Germany are located about a 15-minute drive from Schinnen. USAG Schinnen's community is a blend of British, Canadian, German, Belgian, Dutch and Danish cultures represented at JFC Brunssum. The garrison is the most geographically dispersed activity in U.S. Army, Europe, supporting U.S. personnel in the Netherlands, eastern Belgium and northern Germany.
Its headquarters is located approximately 44 miles west of Cologne, Germany. Both Aachen, Germany and Maastricht, the Netherlands, are 20 minutes drive away and both are ancient Roman cities.
Brussels, located 220 miles from Paris and 150 miles from Amsterdam, is a truly cosmopolitan city. Besides hosting NATO's political headquarters and being the capital of the Kingdom of Belgium, it is also the seat of both the European Commission and the European Parliament, making it literally the "Capital of Europe." The diversity of activities is unlimited. USAG Brussels, only a short distance from the historic city center or "Grand Place," serves as a convenient U.S. community center.
Chièvres Garrison supports a joint-service community of more than 2,000 Americans who live across its three installation area which includes Caserne Daumerie, Chièvres Air Base and SHAPE (located about 12 miles away).
This tour is different from any other in the Army because of the operational support provided to the NATO communities. All communities are filled with diverse, multinational members with about 40 percent of the entire work force coming from the host nations. Many of the facilities and services are geographically separated with some located on the US Army installations and some on the NATO/Joint Services installation.
Wiesbaden is a very nice place to be stationed. It is already noted as a spa and health center. Nestled in the Rhine valley near the junction with the Main River, it reached its zenith near the end of the 19th century. Many villas give witness to its elegant past. The Golden City of Mainz's rich history has been lighted by such luminaries as Barbarossa, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, and Gutenberg, inventor of the printing press. It is also the site of one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Germany, and is perhaps most famous of all for one of the lustiest carnival (Mardi Gras) celebrations on the Rhine.
Facilities in Wiesbaden worth noting are the 18-hole Rheinblick Golf Course, the largest Exchange sports store in Europe, the American Arms Hotel/Conference Center and the Community Activity Center.
Bamberg is located in the Franconian wine producing region of the state of Bavaria; a pleasant place characterized by rivers winding past countless walled towns with half-timbered homes and cobblestone streets dating back to the Middle Ages. The dry white wine of the area is sold in a uniquely shaped bottle, the bocksbeutel.
One of the best preserved tourist attractions in Germany, the ancient city of Bamberg is bisected by the Regnitz river. In fact, the Altes Rathaus, or old town hall, is constructed on a stone bridge spanning the river. Bamberg is often called "Little Prague on the Regnitz" because of a skyline view similar to Prague's. It also has a section called "Little Venice" because of its waterways.
Warner Barracks has been occupied by American forces since the end of World War II. Prior to the war, almost every branch of the German Army was stationed at Warner Barracks at some time, the most elite being the 35th Armor and the 17th cavalry Regiments. The cavalry was composed of noblemen who were wealthy and had their own riding school. The stables and school are occupied by the present PX, commissary and community engineering areas.
Schweinfurt, north of Würzburg along the banks of the Main River, offers an enchanting array of picturesque buildings, parks, outdoor markets and recreational facilities. Personnel are based at Conn and Ledward Barracks.
The city's status as a ball bearing manufacturing center made it an ideal target during the Second World War. It endured no fewer than 17 Allied bombing attacks between October 1944 and April 1945. In 1945, the U.S. Army marched into Schweinfurt, seized the Flugplatz and then turned it over to the American Air Corps. In 1948, Schweinfurt was transferred to the U.S. Army.