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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 412-06
May 09, 2006

DoD Announces Installation Realignment in United Kingdom

The Department of Defense announced today that the United States military would cease operations at the Army Prepositioned Site (APS) in Hythe, United Kingdom.

Due to U.S. European Command force structure realignment and transformation, and the attendant reduction in storage requirements that has occurred during the past several years, the U.S. Army storage facility at Hythe 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 Hythe will cease by the end of September 2006.  This action is expected to save $15.2 million annually, and will affect one U.S. service member, one U.S. DoD civilian employee and 210 host nation employees.  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.
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