2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 20:45:19 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS: New Boston Air Force Station (NH)
New Hampshire Air Force installation earns land ethic award
New Boston earns land ethic award

by Scott Prater
Schriever Sentinel
January 14, 2009

NEW BOSTON AIR FORCE STATION, N.H. -- The P51 Mustang pilot lined up his crosshairs just as he approached the target area. Once over the intended drop zone he pulled a lever, releasing his bomb onto the soft New Hampshire landscape.


The ongoing project involves a parcel of New Boston AFS land, which was used as a bombing and strafing range for P51 fighters and Avenger Aircraft during World War II. The range fell into disuse until the Korean conflict when it was used again until 1958.

In 1960, the installation commenced its current mission. This site became one of eight satellite tracking stations now established in the United States.

The cleanup project has entered its third phase as crews on the ground clear hundreds of tons of metallic debris from bombs, and dispose of unexploded ordinance which has been estimated to be about 20 percent of all live bombs dropped on the landscape since 1942.




Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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