DOD to close housing units at Upwood and near Menwith Hill
November 25, 2006
Housing units serving RAFs Menwith Hill and Upwood will be closing up shop, according to a Department of Defense announcement Wednesday.
The sites, which include 24 housing units at Bilton and Knaresborough near Menwith Hill and 28 housing units at Upwood, were deemed no longer required as part of the U.S. European Command’s force structure realignment and transformation initiative, the announcement said.
All of the sites are currently vacant and will eventually be turned over to the host nation.
The announcement did not give specific dates on when the turnover will occur. However, it did say that the U.S. coordinated the closures with host nation officials before making this announcement.
Officials at U.S. Air Forces in Europe could not be contacted Friday to provide more details.