Report to Congress on Sustainable Ranges, 2015
OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (PERSONNEL AND READINESS) WASHINGTON DC
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This is the twelfth Report to Congress on Sustainable Ranges SRR, which summarizes the Department of Defense s DoD actions to ensure the long-term sustainability of its training ranges. The SRR responds to Section 366 of the fiscal year FY 2003 National Defense Authorization Act NDAA, which requires DoD to develop and submit to Congress a comprehensive plan to address training constraints caused by limitations on the use of available military lands, offshore areas, and airspace in the United States and overseas. Section 311 of the FY2013 NDAA extended the reporting requirement through FY2018. Although this report focuses on DoD training ranges only, it also touches on test and evaluation TE ranges to the extent that these ranges support training activities. The DoD test community separately reports on encroachment factors affecting research, development, test, and evaluation activities in their Strategic Plan for TE Resources. The training and testing communities, with the support of installations and environment, continue to work together to address encroachment issues under the Sustainable Ranges Initiative SRI. While DoD has been actively addressing the many challenges related to range capabilities and encroachment, those challenges continue to grow, new ones emerge, and dynamic conditions and events exacerbate the original challenges. These challenges are common themes that resonate throughout this year s report and are highlighted below.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies