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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 449-98
August 28, 1998

RETURN OF APS SITES IN EUROPE

In support of the Department of the Army's prepositioned stocks (APS) drawdown plan, two installations in Central Europe will be returned to the host nations, and one site will be reduced.

The APS sites scheduled for closure are Coevorden, The Netherlands and Zutendaal, Belgium. The site scheduled for reduction is Eygelshoven, The Netherlands.

The strategy engaged in the reshaping of the APS in Europe optimizes long-term U.S. interests, while also recognizing possible operational and resource constraints. The United States is cognizant of the unsettling effects of this decision for our highly valued local employees at these installations and regrets any disruptions to them.

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