Germany announces force reduction and base closure details - 26/Oct

#1
In case anyone is interested - Germany today announces the details of Bundeswehr reductions.

Complete details of exact force reductions at other sites will be announced later today (rumours say an average 30% reduction at all remaining sites, meaning ~90,000 military and civilian contractors bringing numbers down from 330,000 to 240,000 -military plus civilian contractors- or from 250,000 to 170,000-185,000 military only).

It has already been announced that the following 31 bases will close completely (numbers in brackets are number of jobs lost at those locations).

BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG (4)

- Hardheim (980)
- Hohentengen (820)
- Immendingen (970)
- Sigmaringen (1860)

BAYERN (3)

- Fürstenfeldbruck (1240)
- Kaufbeuren (880)
- Penzing (2350)

BERLIN (0)

BRANDENBURG (0)

BREMEN (0)

HAMBURG (0)

HESSEN (1)
- Rotenburg an der Fulda (820)

MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN (3)
- Lübtheen (60)
- Rechlin (150)
- Trollenhagen (700)

NIEDERSACHSEN (3)
- Ehra-Lessien (70)
- Lorup (40)
- Schwanewede (1130)

NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN (2)
- Kerpen (720)
- Königswinter (70)

RHEINLAND-PFALZ (5)
- Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler (570)
- Birkenfeld (390)
- Emmerzhausen (120)
- Kusel (1200)
- Speyer (1370)

SAARLAND (0)

SACHSEN (1)
- Mockrehna (60)

SACHSEN-ANHALT (0)

SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN ( 8 )
- Alt Duvenstedt (940)
- Bargum (40)
- Glücksburg (920)
- Hohn (850)
- Hürup (20)
- Ladelund (50)
- Lütjenburg (830)
- Seeth (720)

THÜRINGEN (1)
- Ohrdruf (340)

In addition, the Navy HQ will be concentrated in Rostock (Baltic), the Airforce HQ in Berlin-Gatow and the Army in Strausberg (near Berlin). Combined HQ remains in Bonn.
 
#3
Germany had an army of 100,000 before, can't see there being any problems!
Do they still own the Ruhr...? All those immigrants in Germany now, I wonder would they need some Lebensraum.


Coat, Taxi.... Recession.
 
#4
Yeah... and they said they'd limit the tonnage of their battleships too!

Never trust 'em.
 
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