FALLON RANGE TRAINING COMPLEX MODERNIZATION
Welcome to the United States (U.S.) Department of the Navy's website for the Fallon Range Training Complex Modernization. This online resource provides information about the proposed modernization of the Fallon Range Training Complex (referred to as the "Fallon Ranges"), located near Fallon, Nevada.
The Navy prepared a Final EIS to assess the potential environmental impacts of modernizing the Fallon Range Training Complex. Modernization would include: 1) renewal of the Navy's current public land withdrawal, 2) land range expansion through the additional withdrawal of public lands and the acquisition of non-federal land, 3) airspace expansion and modifications, and 4) upgrades to range infrastructure. Aviation and ground training would not increase from the types and tempos currently conducted. The Navy signed a Record of Decision on March 12, 2020.
Click the image to watch an informational video about the Fallon Range Training Complex.
Click the image to watch Capt. Evan Morrison, commanding officer of Naval Air Station Fallon, discuss the need for modernization of the Fallon Range Training Complex and provide updates on the Navy’s efforts to meet its commitments as stated in the Record of Decision.
FY23 National Defense Authorization Act signed, enacting FRTC Modernization
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023 was enacted into law on December 23, 2022. This act granted the Navy’s proposed expansion and modernization. Read about Project Updates
Navy and DOI Establish Intergovernmental Executive Committee
The Department of the Navy and Department of the Interior (DOI) have been tasked with establishing an Intergovernmental Executive Committee (IEC) for the purpose of exchanging views, information, and recommendations relating to the management of the natural and cultural resources of the current Fallon Ranges and planned modernization. The IEC is designated as a leadership advisory panel of all stakeholders across northern Nevada.
Update on Fallon Range Training Complex Modernization
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 was enacted into law on Jan. 1, 2021. The act extended the withdrawal of public lands currently comprising the Fallon Range Training Complex for 25 years, but did not include the Navy’s proposed expansion and modernization. Read about Project Updates
Record of Decision Commitment Updates
The Navy has been working to meet the commitments made in the Record of Decision and has documented progress made as of Spring 2021.
Updated Map Available to View
The Navy has posted an updated map which reflects the most up-to-date withdrawal proposal and acreage following the March 2020 Record of Decision and additional refinement of parcel boundaries.
New Project Video Available
View a short video from Capt. Evan Morrison, commanding officer of Naval Air Station Fallon, in which he discusses the need for modernization and provides updates on the Navy’s efforts to meet its commitments as stated in the Record of Decision.
Record of Decision Available to View
The Navy announced its decision to select Alternative 3, its preferred alternative as documented in the Final Environmental Impact Statement, in a Record of Decision. The Navy selected Alternative 3 because it best balances the Navy’s operational needs while minimizing environmental impacts.
Final EIS Executive Summary/Fact Sheet Booklet Now Available
The Executive Summary/project fact sheet booklet is available for more information about the proposed modernization and the findings in the Final EIS.