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The military will close parts of Pulaski Barracks and the Vogelweh military complex in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Saturday as explosive ordnance experts defuse a 500-pound World World II-era bomb and remove it.

A 500-meter cordon will be established between 9 a.m. and noon, according to Rebecca Sheldon, an Army spokeswoman for U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern. The cordon will temporarily close the Vogelweh Fitness Center, Furniture Store, Commissary and Kazabra club. Also, the Pulaski shoppette and both Pulaski gates will be closed.

The main gate to Vogelweh will remain open in addition to the main exchange area, said Maj. Michael Blass, an Air Force spokesman at Ramstein Air Base. The area inside the cordon will be evacuated, and people in the community are being asked to avoid the area until the bomb is removed.

Construction workers found the bomb Thursday at a park on Pulaski.

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