Thank you from all of us at the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden for your support in making our commemorative 75th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift a great success.

In June 1948, in response to a Soviet blockade on West Berlin, Allied powers began transporting supplies through an airlifting campaign that lasted until September 1949. The U.S. involvement of this campaign was known as Operation Vittles, with a combined airlift task force established at Wiesbaden Army Airfield in Wiesbaden, West Germany. In recognition of this history, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden has hosted past events celebrating major milestones of the anniversary of the Berlin Airlift. Following this tradition, USAG 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, 2024, on Clay Kaserne Airfield.

“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."