Final Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Barry M. Goldwater Range East Range Enhancements (Including First and Second Record of Decision)
OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE (INSTALLATIONS) WASHINGTON DC
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This Record of Decision ROD docwnents the decisions of the U.S. Air Force regarding 6 of 10 proposed enhancements to the eastern portion of the Barry M. Goldwater Range BMGR, also known as BMGR East. The 10 proposals include 1 developing a sensor training area, 2 establishing efficient and timely enviromnental review and approval procedures to address recon.figuration of existing air-to-ground target complexes on the tactical ranges, 3 installing a moving-vehicle target system to support air-to-ground attack training, 4 developing a new target to support training in live air-to-ground missile employment within the East tactical range East TAC, 5 lowering the regular flight altitude floor over a portion of the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, 6 converting a portion of Manned Range 3 into a helicopter gunnery range, 7 allowing additional training in combat search and rescue and similar ground-based and combined air-ground operations, 8 constructing a new taxiway and air traffic control tower at Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field AF AF, 9 paving approximately 7 miles of an existing graded road within the BMGR East, and 1 0 excavating, stockpiling, and using sand and gravel resources on the BMGR East. The Air Force has reached a decision regarding six of these proposals.
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