Proposed Action

The Fallon Range Training Complex has remained relatively static, while naval aviation, aircraft capabilities, and weapons have significantly improved.

Today’s technology has outpaced the current capabilities of the Fallon Ranges. The training ranges must be able to support how the Navy fights today so personnel are prepared for the conflicts of tomorrow.

Proposed Action

The Navy’s Proposed Action is to modernize the Fallon Range Training Complex. Modernization would include land range expansion through additional public land withdrawal and land acquisition, airspace modifications, and public land withdrawal renewal.

To modernize the Fallon Range Training Complex, the Navy would:

  • Renew existing public land withdrawal of 202,859 acres expiring in November 2021
  • Withdraw and reserve for military use approximately 604,789 acres of additional public land
  • Acquire approximately 65,160 acres of non-federal land
  • Expand associated special use airspace and reconfigure existing airspace
  • Conduct the same general types and tempos of aviation and ground training as currently authorized
  • Upgrade range infrastructure to support modernization

Proposed Modernization Map

NAS Fallon Withdrawal Overview Map To view the large version, download the map. NAS Fallon Withdrawal Overview Map
NAS Fallon Airspace Update Overview Imagery Map To view the large version, download the map. NAS Fallon Airspace Update Overview Map
Topographic Map with the Proposed Land Renewal and Expansion Overlay To view the large version, download the map. Topographic Map with the Proposed Land Renewal and Expansion Overlay

 

No Action Alternative

  • Land range expansion or airspace changes would not occur
  • The Navy would disestablish and cease the use of the Fallon Range Training Complex and reassess the military mission of Naval Air Station Fallon, as the current withdrawal of public land would not be renewed
  • The Navy would work with the Bureau of Land Management to prioritize and address any environmental remediation needed on lands relinquished back to them

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) information may be provided upon request by calling the Fallon Modernization Information Line at 775- 426-4081.