Accession Number:

ADA611827

Title:

Final Environmental Assessment for the Joint Integrated Fires Exercise at Avon Park Air Force Range, Florida

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR COMBAT COMMAND MACDILL AFB ENVIRONMENTAL FLIGHT

Report Date:

2005-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

82.0

Abstract:

The Joint Integrated Fires Exercise JIFE trains Tactical Air Controller Parties TACPs and Forward Observers FOs in coordinating the delivery of ordnance from aircraft, ground artillery, and mortars. While much of the proposed training is routine at Avon Park Air Force Range APAFR, some elements are new and are assessed this Environmental Assessment EA. New elements include concurrent use of ordnance delivered by aircraft and ground units, placing TACPs and FOs in explosive impact areas, expanding artillery firing points, creating new mortar firing areas, launching ground-based inert rockets from new locations, and introducing new ordnance into an existing range. Environmental impacts include adverse impacts to endangered animal species that do not result in lethal take and limiting personnel access to an expanded portion of a high-explosives area of an impact range.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE