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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 455-06
May 18, 2006

DoD Announces Installation Realignment in Netherlands

The Department of Defense announced today that the United States would cease operations at the Army Prepositioned Site (APS) at Eygelshoven, Netherlands.

Due to U.S. European Command force structure realignment and transformation, and the attendant reduction in storage requirements that has occurred in the central region of Europe during the past several years, the U.S. Army storage facility at Eygelshoven has been identified as excess to the Army’s needs and will begin the process to be returned to the host nation.

Consequently, Army Field Support Battalion-Eygelshoven will be inactivated and U.S. operations at APS Eygelshoven will cease by the end of September 2006.  These actions are expected to save $13.1 million annually, and will affect eight U.S. service members, thirteen DoD civilian employees, 28 host nation employees, and 144 host nation contractors.  As with all stationing actions, the United States has coordinated with host nation officials before this announcement.

For additional information regarding this announcement, please contact Army Field Support Brigade Europe public affairs at +49-621-487-5022.