The United States will close some military facilities in Germany, as part of its overseas base closures, the Pentagon announced.
The facilities of the U.S. Army to be closed are located at Buedingen, Gelnhausen, Darmstadt, Hanau and Turley Barracks in Mannheim, the Pentagon said in statement.
"Due to U.S. European Command force structure realignment and transformation, and the attendant reduction in installation and personnel support requirements that have occurred during the past several years, the Department of Defense has determined the following facilities are excess to its needs," the statement said.
The Turley Barracks in Mannheim will be returned to Germany in fiscal 2007, facilities in Buedingen and Gelnhausen will be returned in fiscal 2008, and those in Darmstadt and Hanau will be returned no later than the first quarter of 2009.
Closure of these facilities will save annual operating costs of approximately 176 million U.S. dollars, according to the Pentagon.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 12 Temmuz 2007, 18:59