|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Tue, 24 Jan 2012 17:59:00 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS: "New Boston [MA] UXO cleanup efforts near completion"|
New Boston UXO cleanup efforts near completion by Lt. Col. David Hanson23rd Space Operations Squadron commander and installation commander, New Boston Air Force Station
Air Force Print News Today January 24, 2012NEW BOSTON AIR FORCE STATION, Mass. -- For a large part of the last six years New Boston Air Force Station, commonly referred to as New Boston Tracking Station, located 12 miles west of Manchester, N.H., has been heavily involved in unexploded ordnance cleanup efforts.
Currently the installation is one of seven remote satellite tracking stations as part of the Air Force Satellite Control Network, but in the 1940s and 50s, it served as an aerial bombardment and gunnery range for the Army Air Corps and later, the Air Force. Fourteen years of bombing scattered munitions including 100-pound live and 2,000- pound practice bombs, 50-caliber and 20-millimeter rounds and up to 5- inch rockets throughout the base. The Department of Defense initiated a cleanup effort that targeted NBAFS and other former bombing ranges in the early 2000s. These types of clean-up efforts are performed in various phases and typically take many years.
... For the entire release, see http://www.schriever.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123287303 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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