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BETTEMBOURG, Luxembourg — The Defense Department announced Friday that the Army Prepositioned Site at Bettembourg will be closed this year as part of the Army’s force structure realignment and transformation.

Operations will cease by September and the closure is expected to save about $24.8 million annually, according to a press release.

Personnel at the Bettembourg APS include 11 U.S. military personnel from the Army Field Support Battalion Luxembourg, three DOD civilians and a few hundred host-nation employees and contractors, according to Nikki St. Amant, a spokeswoman for Army Field Support Brigade Europe.

The Army has used the site for 28 years for the storing and maintenance of equipment and supplies, she said.

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