Accession Number : ADA605670
Title : Tennessee Army National Guard (TNARNG) Range Expansion at Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee. Environmental Assessment
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP MCLEAN VA
Report Date : Nov 2012
Pagination or Media Count : 139
Abstract : Arnold Air Force Base (AFB) is located in Coffee and Franklin Counties in middle Tennessee. The Tennessee Army National Guard (TNARNG) occupies the Volunteer Training Site-Tullahoma (VTS-T), which covers 7,391 acres on the northwestern side of Arnold AFB. The TNARNG uses the VTS-T on Arnold AFB for training purposes under license with the Air Force. The VTS-T includes a cantonment area and large areas for artillery maneuvers, weapons training, and bivouac. The VTS-T functions as a major training area for combat readiness utilized by the TNARNG and Army Reserve units from Tennessee and active duty Army units. Training conducted on the VTS-T is directed by the National Guard Bureau and includes 26 weekend (inactive duty training) and annual training events (2-week summer encampment). An annual average of 35,000 man-days (one soldier training for one day) of troop, tank, and artillery training takes place on the VTS-T. The primary land use of the VTS-T is military training and maneuvers in large expansive areas of unimproved land. The TNARNG proposes to expand upon and modernize existing training range capabilities at the Volunteer Training Site (VTS) at Arnold AFB. The Proposed Action consists of the development of six training ranges within the existing TNARNG leasehold area on Arnold AFB (Figure 1-2): (1) an MK-19, 40-millimeter (mm) Grenade Machine Gun Range; (2) a Convoy Commanders Reaction Course (CCRC); (3) a Primary Combined Arms Collective Training Facility (CACTF) Range; (4) a Secondary CACTF Range; (5) an M16 calibration or zero range; and (6) a .50 caliber familiarization range. With the exception of the CCRC, all ranges are proposed for development within or adjacent to TNARNG ranges inside the existing TNARNG range complex.
Descriptors : *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , *RANGES(FACILITIES) , AIR FORCE FACILITIES , ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT , NATIONAL GUARD , TENNESSEE
Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Environmental Health and Safety
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE