US army withdraws 3,350 soldiers from Germany

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27 January 2006, HEIDELBERG, GERMANY - The U.S. Army in Germany is to send home to the United States 3,350 soldiers this year as part of a worldwide repositioning, the command in Heidelberg said Thursday.

27 January 2006

HEIDELBERG, GERMANY - The U.S. Army in Germany is to send home to the United States 3,350 soldiers this year as part of a worldwide repositioning, the command in Heidelberg said Thursday.

The European command, code-named USAREUR, was issuing details of changes that have previously only been set out in global terms. It said a further 3,850 personnel in Germany would be assigned to new tasks. Currently there are 57,000 U.S. military personnel in Germany.

Under the plans, that number is set to reduce to 24,000 by 2014.

One of the biggest changes in the year ending March 2007 will be the return to the United States of the 1st Armored Division Aviation Brigade currently based at Hanau, east of Frankfurt, and four other units comprising 1,200 servicemen, 1,800 family and 21 civilians.

DPA

Subject: German news

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