US military to return RAF Upwood Clinic to UK
The U.S. military plans to shutter and return the Royal Air Force Upwood Clinic in the United Kingdom to the host nation by the end of the year, Defense Department officials have announced.
The move, part of U.S European Command’s efforts to remove non-enduring sites, bases and installations from its real-property inventory, is expected to save about $554,000 in annual operations and maintenance costs, officials said.
The 57 U.S. personnel and four host nation employees at the site will be offered the opportunity to relocate to the RAF Alconbury Clinic, about eight miles away, a DOD release said.
Upwood’s family practice clinic provides routine medical and dental care to personnel stationed at RAFs Molesworth, Alconbury and Upwood, according to an Air Force fact sheet.
The clinic’s return to the host nation will have no impact on military operations in Europe, according to the DOD release.
From staff reports