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Release No: 122-10
February 19, 2010

DOD Announces Return of Facilities in Belgium

                The Department of Defense today announced that it will return ten buildings at Florennes Air Base, Belgium, in 2010 to the host nation of Belgium.


                The return involves ten empty buildings, which formerly housed the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Tactical Leadership School.  The school relocated to Spain’s Los Llanos Air Base in June 2009, therefore the buildings are now excess to DoD’s needs.


                The return of the buildings will have no impact on Department of Defense personnel.


                U.S. Forces Europe has begun the process of returning the buildings to the host nation of Belgium. The annual operating cost savings by returning these buildings is estimated to be approximately $1.8 million.


                For additional information regarding this announcement, please contact U.S. Air Forces in Europe Office of Public Affairs at 011-49-6371-6558 or pa.ops@ramstein.af.mil . 


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