EOD Clears Range for Training and Wildlife Conservation


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(Moody Air Force Base) Avon Park Air Force Range in central Florida, spanning 106,000 acres with 80,000 acres dedicated to safety buffers, serves a dual purpose of facilitating Air Force and Department of Defense training while preserving environmental habitats. These safety buffers house protected lands, water resources, and wetlands, making them vital for wildlife conservation.

The range clearance, conducted twice a year, ensures the removal of unexploded munitions, contributing to public safety and environmental protection. Avon Park AFR's remote location and limited infrastructure make it a preferred asset for Agile Combat Employment concept training. The range's periodic renewal involves recycling inert ordnance and adjusting targets based on real-world needs, promoting safety and environmental stewardship amid evolving global conflicts.

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Published: Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 13, 2024

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