Quirnheim Missile Station
As announced by DOD in 2000, the Quirnheim Missile Station near Mannheim was returned to host nation officials. The 25 January 2001 announcement regarding the Quirnheim Missile Station concerned a Patriot launcher area -- the only portion of the facility remaining which had not been returned. The facility had not been used for several years, and there were no military or civilian positions associated with it. Quirnheim was last used in 1994 as a storage area for Patriot launchers. The Quirnheim site was being considered as a training area for the air defense unit in Kaiserslautern. That unit moved to another area of Germany and the Quirnheim site is no longer needed.
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