The removal of US military forces in Keflavík is currently in full force with less than 500 troop members expected to remain by mid-July. Some 2,500 people were living on the base in mid-March when it was announced that the troops would be moved out. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />
Fréttabladid sources this report today from the military’s online news journal Stars & Stripes. After mid-July, the only military members left on the base will be those considered indispensable for minimal operations, more specifically security staff and those engaged in the operations of the Keflavík airport.