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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 223-06
March 17, 2006

DoD Announces Installation Realignment in Luxembourg

             The Department of Defense announced today that the United States will cease operations at the Army Prepositioned Site (APS) at Bettembourg, Luxembourg.

 

            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 Bettembourg has been identified as excess to the Army’s needs and will begin the process to be returned to the host nation.

 

            Consequently, U.S. operations at APS Bettembourg will cease by the end of September 2006.  This action is expected to save $24.8 million annually.  As with all stationing actions, the U.S. has coordinated with host nation officials at all levels before this announcement.

 

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