RAF Hythe to Close

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NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense

No. 412-06 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 09, 2006 Media Contact: (703)697-5131
Public/Industry(703)428-0711

DoD Announces Installation Realignment in United Kingdom. The Department of Defense announced today that the United States military would cease operations at the Army Prepositioned Site (APS) in Hythe, United Kingdom.

Due to U.S. European Command force structure realignment and transformation, and the attendant reduction in storage requirements that has occurred during the past several years, the U.S. Army storage facility at Hythe has been identified as excess to the Army's needs and will begin the process to be returned to the host nation.

Consequently, U.S. operations at APS Hythe will cease by the end of September 2006. This action is expected to save $15.2 million annually, and will affect one U.S. service member, one U.S. DoD civilian employee and 210 host nation employees. As with all stationing actions, the United States has coordinated with host nation officials before this announcement.
A US establishment with only two US employees 8O Shame, it was an old RAF Flying boat station, just round the corner from Marchwood. :cry:
 
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This action is expected to save $15.2 million annually, and will affect one U.S. service member, one U.S. DoD civilian employee and 210 host nation employees. As with all stationing actions, the United States has coordinated with host nation officials before this announcement.
Two people and $15.2 Million! What do they do there? Hell of a lot of money for two people! Unless they've been fiddling their MMA! :)
 
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Jailorinummqasr said:
NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense

No. 412-06 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 09, 2006 Media Contact: (703)697-5131
Public/Industry(703)428-0711

DoD Announces Installation Realignment in United Kingdom. The Department of Defense announced today that the United States military would cease operations at the Army Prepositioned Site (APS) in Hythe, United Kingdom.

Due to U.S. European Command force structure realignment and transformation, and the attendant reduction in storage requirements that has occurred during the past several years, the U.S. Army storage facility at Hythe has been identified as excess to the Army's needs and will begin the process to be returned to the host nation.

Consequently, U.S. operations at APS Hythe will cease by the end of September 2006. This action is expected to save $15.2 million annually, and will affect one U.S. service member, one U.S. DoD civilian employee and 210 host nation employees. As with all stationing actions, the United States has coordinated with host nation officials before this announcement.
A US establishment with only two US employees 8O Shame, it was an old RAF Flying boat station, just round the corner from Marchwood. :cry:
I launched a thread on this weeks ago. I actually live down the road from Hythe and there are talks now between the DOD & MOD regarding the future of the base. The so called immediate release from the DOD press office is not exactly immediate, the Local Daily Echo reported it weeks ago too
 

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