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The Pentagon announced Thursday the closure and return of several small U.S. military facilities in Germany during fiscal 2007. Among the sites being returned are several digital transmission sites and small housing areas.

According to the Pentagon and U.S. Army Europe in Heidelberg, Germany, no military personnel are assigned to any of the sites.

There are one American and five German civilian workers at the Installation Management Command-Europe Real Estate Field Office at Darby Kaserne in Nuremberg, which will be affected, officials said.

Another American civilian and a German worker are assigned to the Hohe Warte Local Training Area and will lose their positions there.

“Every effort will be made to place employees affected by transformation in Europe into continuing positions,” the USAREUR release read.

The relay sites on the list are part of the Digital European Backbone tower-based system, and have been replaced by a fiber optic network.

“Other small sites identified as excess to USAREUR’s needs are no longer required because of ongoing transformation and consolidation efforts,” the release read.

What's going to close

Installations to close in Germany during fiscal 2007:

¶ Melibokus Radio Relay Station, Darmstadt¶ Königstuhl Radio Relay Station, Heidelberg area¶ Stocksberg Communication Station, Heidelberg area¶ Bonstetten Radio Relay Facility, Stuttgart area¶ Friolzheim Communication Facility, Stuttgart area¶ Hohenstadt Radio Relay Station, Stuttgart area¶ Brandhof Radio Relay Site, Ansbach area¶ Reinwarzhofen Radio Relay Facility, Ansbach area¶ Heidenheim Radio Relay Site, Ansbach area¶ Hohe Warte Local Training Area, Giessen area¶ Amberg Family Housing, Vilseck area¶ Pond Barracks, Vilseck area¶ Blink Family Housing, Bremerhaven area¶ Darby Kaserne, Nuremberg area¶ Edingen Radio Receiver Facility, Heidelberg area¶ Grünstadt Communication Station, Mannheim area¶ Osterfelderstrasse Housing Area (partial return of unaccompanied officer quarters), Garmisch

Source: Department of Defense

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