posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 04:34 PM
What is interesting in that document is probably the most overlooked part: the military gave up land. They just handed it back to the BLM saying we
don't need it. Now on some time table, the DoD has to renew land reservations. They come up with some real zingers for why they need the dirt.
Basecamp for instance is required for recreation.
Recreation my arse!
There is part of the Nellis range that hasn't seen military use in easily a decade.
N37 43 11.3 W115 53 59.8
On the map, it is a corner of the range that nearly reaches the ET Highway. It is fenced off. The best any of the locals can recall is a Patriot
Missile battery was put here in the 90's during a Red Flag. However that missions has been moved to Delamar. The DoD didn't take land in Delamar,
but got permission to use it once every few years.
You can still find 50 caliber shells out near Queen City Summit. One of the ranch hands showed me what looked like a bomb, but matched the "flash"
bomb shown in the report.
I didn't bother to save the map from the report, but it shows where there are spent Nike rocket bodies east of the TTR that the range never found.