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The U.S. Army will close 10 sites in Germany by next summer, according to a Defense Department announcement Thursday.

The closing of the sites — announced in previous notices — is a result of U.S. European Command force structure realignment and transformation, the release said.

The Birkenfeld family housing area in Baumholder and Camp Oppenheim in Wiesbaden are slated to close this summer, while the following sites are set to close no later than spring 2009:

Dexheim family housing area.Dexheim Missile Facility.Anderson Barracks, Wiesbaden.Dautphe Boy Scout Camp, Giessen.The following sites will close no later than summer 2009:Strassburg Kaserne, Idar-Oberstein.Idar-Oberstein Family Housing, Idar-Oberstein.Neubrücke Hospital Kaserne, Baumholder.No closure dates have been set for the following sites:American Arms Hotel, Wiesbaden.Friedrichsfeld Quartermaster Service Center, Mannheim.Friedrichsfeld Storage Area, Mannheim.Dannenfels Communications Station, Mannheim.Stem Kaserne, Heidelberg.The announced changes will affect 49 servicemembers, 350 U.S. civilians, and 140 local national employees, according to the release.

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