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Army plans $70 million in upgrades to training area in Germany

The Army plans to begin two construction projects, totaling about $70 million, this spring at the Grafenwoehr Training Area in Germany, Stars and Stripes reported.

The upgrades will help support the increased training requirements in Germany and Eastern Europe that are a part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, which aims to support and reassure America’s NATO allies amid a resurgent Russia.

The projects include a $20 million training facility that will house classrooms and combat simulators at Camp Algier, and a $50 million vehicle maintenance shop at Camp Aachen, where soldiers will be able to repair and take care of tactical vehicles used in the training area.

“The construction of these new buildings underlines the Army’s efforts to provide state-of-the-art home facilities, allowing best training opportunities for its soldiers and their partners within NATO and allied forces,” Army spokesman Nathan Van Shaik told Stars and Stripes.

The renovations are also sustainable and environmentally responsible. According to Shaik, new trees will have to be planted in other areas of the base to comply with German environmental laws.

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