GEINSHEIM, Germany -- From 1963 to 1995, a U.S. Army compound on the edge of Germany's Hassloch Forest here served as a NATO air defense missile site, then later as a storage area for military vehicles.

More than 20 years after the site's closure, representatives from the U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz joined members of Germany's Upper Nature Protection Board, Lower Nature Protection Board and the Federal Agency for Real Estate Tasks, or BImA, at the former entrance gate Aug. 23 to dedicate an informational sign commemorating the successful joint U.S.-German project to environmentally restore the area.