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Release No: 807-12
October 10, 2012

DOD Announces Return of Royal Air Force Upwood Clinic

            The U.S. Department of Defense announced today it will return the Royal Air Force (RAF) Upwood Clinic in the United Kingdom to the host nation. 

            The return of this site is part of U.S. European Command’s (USEUCOM) continued effort to remove non-enduring sites, bases and installations from its real-property inventory. 

            These actions will permit more resources to be focused on other U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) mission requirements and the command to realize efficiency and cost savings. Based on comparing the current annual operations and maintenance costs, the return of RAF Upwood Clinic will result in an estimated annual savings of $554,000. 

            There are 57 U.S. personnel and four host nation employees associated with the site, who will be offered relocation opportunities at the RAF Alconbury Clinic, located eight miles away.  The return will have no impact on military operations in Europe.  The United States plans to return the site to the host nation in late 2012.

            As with all stationing actions, the United States has coordinated with host nation officials prior to this public announcement.

            For additional information regarding this announcement, please contact USAFE Public Affairs at 011-49-6371-47-6558 or pa.ops@ramstein.af.mil .

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