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Otis Willie August 25th 04 05:02 AM

Antigua, U.S. Extend Air Force Base Lease
Antigua, U.S. Extend Air Force Base Lease


{EXCERPT} ST. JOHN'S, Antigua (AP) -- Antigua and Barbuda's prime
minister and American officials signed an agreement Monday extending
the lease of the U.S. Air Force base in the Caribbean country until

The Antigua Air Station helps track spacecraft that take off from Cape
Canaveral, Fla., said base commander Maj. Brian Gaude.

The new agreement, which takes effect in January, continues an
arrangement between the U.S. military and the Antiguan government that
began in the early 1960s.

The U.S. government will continue to pay annual rent of $1.25 million
to Antigua's government under the deal.

Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer and Mary Kramer, U.S...

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