Accession Number : ADA268468

Title :   Winnersville Range - Range Complex/Impact Area/Airspace.

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Report Date : 23 SEP 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 284

Abstract : The purpose of this action is to provide an air-to-ground gunnery range in the immediate geographical area of Moody AFB to provide the required training for combat readiness, thus allowing the 347 TFW to better and more economically accomplish its Air Force mission. This action should have little, if any, environmental impact. The property is currently owned by the U.S. Government (Department of Agriculture-U.S. Forest Service) and is overflown by Moody Air Force Base aircraft in their air traffic patterns. The proposed restricted area extends from Moody Air Force Base to an existing military airspace training area (MOA-2) and thus will afford an opportunity for very realistic training scenarios. The closeness to Moody will save dollars, conserve resources, and provide the opportunity to more than double the training time. The environmental assessment indicates no significant adverse impacts to the proposed area other than those impacts currently occurring. The majority of the proposed activities are already being performed. The clearcutting and stabilization for the range target/support area will actually create more of an opportunity for increased variety of plants and animals. The use of the range complex, impact area, and airspace will not significantly alter or change current usage. Therefore, a 'Finding of No Significant Impact'(FONSI) is now proposed for public comment.

Descriptors :   *AIR TO SURFACE, AGRICULTURE, AIR FORCE, AIR TRAFFIC, AIRCRAFT, ANIMALS, COMBAT READINESS, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, FORESTS, GUNNERY, IMPACT, MAJORITIES, MISSIONS, PATTERNS, RESOURCES, SCENARIOS, STABILIZATION, TARGETS, TIME, TRAFFIC, TRAINING, WARFARE, GUNNERY TRAINERS.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Air- and Space-launched Guided Missiles
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE