DATE: April 28, 2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Fort A.P. Hill Public Affairs Office
Jennifer Erickson, (804) 633-8324
FORT A.P. HILL, Va. – The Army has completed the Environmental Assessment for the construction and operation of the Asymmetric Warfare Group 800- and 1,200-meter training ranges at Fort A.P. Hill.
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 as amended, the EA and draft Finding of No Significant Impact will be available to the public for a 30-day review and comment period, April 28-May 27.
The documents are made available for review and comment at the Caroline County Public Library branches in Bowling Green, 17202 Richmond Turnpike, Milford, Va., 22514; at Port Royal, 419 King Street, Port Royal, Va., 22535; and, at the Essex County Public Library, 117 N. Church Lane, Tappahannock, Va., 22560. Electronic versions of the documents can also be found at http://www.aphill.army.mil/sites/directorates/ea.asp. Written comments should be addressed to Commander, U.S. Army Garrison, Fort A.P. Hill, ATTN: ED, 19952 North Range Road, Fort A.P. Hill, Va., 22427-3123 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The AWG is an Army unit that executes missions, responsibilities, and functions required to eliminate, mitigate, or counter the effects of asymmetric threats, and, as determined by the Secretary of the Army, other similar threats.
The proposed training site, consisting of 800-meter and 1200-meter firing ranges and supporting facilities, would prepare the troops for the current conflicts they face today and future threats.
The site would be built on 675 acres within a current range area south of Route 301, southeast of Carter’s Corner at the southern end of the installation. It would be a controlled access area, as are all the training sites within the southern impact area of the installation.
While the anticipated average daily number of military personnel expected on site is 24 persons, the AWG ranges could accommodate up to 40 individuals simultaneously participating in multiple training activities and operations.