Stateside number gives callers easy access to Army in Europe from the U.S.

June 4, 2012

By U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs

HEIDELBERG, Germany – Anyone can now call the Army in Europe’s official Defense Switched Network phone numbers from the U.S. via a standard Stateside commercial telephone number.

The number – 301-981-1059 -- gives callers in the U.S. who do not have a DSN line available immediate commercial access to an operator in Germany, who will then connect them to the appropriate DSN number in Europe.

“We realized that some people Stateside not used to calling overseas are put off by foreign access codes and country codes,” said U.S. Army Europe Chief of Public Affairs Bryan Hilferty. “I know I was.”

“So we designed this system to encourage communication with incoming Soldiers and families, as well as with U.S. citizens or researchers who have questions about the Army in Europe.”

“However, you still need to know the unit you want to connect with, or their DSN number, or the operator cannot complete the call,” Hilferty said. “And remember, the Army in Europe is six hours ahead of the East Coast, so best to call us when it is morning in the U.S.”

Callers must pay commercial calling costs to the Maryland 301 area code, but there are no overseas calling charges, and the number is accessible from any phone.

This number is for official use only -- not for “morale and welfare calls,” to access a civilian number, or for other personal use. Furthermore, the primary method for official communications remains DSN or e-mail.

For more information, send an e-mail to or call us at +49 (0)6221-57-7270—or call 1-301-981-1059 and ask for DSN 370-7270.

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