Land Range Renewal and Expansion

The Fallon bombing ranges have not changed substantially in size or configuration since the 1990s, or even earlier. During this same time, technology has significantly improved.

Current training is hindered due to inadequate space. Military personnel are unable to fully and realistically train, compromising their safety and success in combat.

The Navy proposes to:

  • Renew existing public land withdrawal of 202,859 acres expiring in November 2021
    • Withdrawn public land expiring in November 2021 were withdrawn for 20 years under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000. Withdrawn public land for renewal includes:
      • 27,359 acres for Bravo-16
      • 53,547 acres for Bravo-17
      • 29,012 acres for Bravo-19
      • 21,576 acres for Bravo-20
      • 68,804 acres for Dixie Valley Training Area
      • 2,561 acres for Shoal Site
    • Lands withdrawn in 1953 through Public Land Order 898 are permanently withdrawn and do not expire in November 2021.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

The Fallon Range Training Complex encompasses the Dixie Valley Training Area and four land bombing ranges. The Dixie Valley Training Area is used for search and rescue, land navigation, tactical ground mobility, convoy escort, and electronic warfare training. It is a non-ordnance training area. Bravo-16, Bravo-17, Bravo-19, and Bravo-20 are used for air-to-ground munitions delivery, close air support, tactical ground mobility, and live-fire training. These bombing ranges have not substantially changed in size or configuration since the 1990s or, in some cases, earlier.

Modernizing the land ranges would improve both ground and air training by providing a more realistic training environment and acceptable distances and altitudes for the release of weapons. Current training is limited due to inadequate space.

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Bravo-16 Range Proposal:
  • Range expansion to the west of approximately 32,200 acres
  • Bravo-16 would be closed and restricted from public use
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Bravo-17 Range Proposal:
  • Range expansion primarily to the south of approximately 178,015 acres
  • Bravo-17 would be closed and restricted from public use
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Bravo-19 Range
  • No changes are proposed for Bravo-19
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Bravo-20 Range Proposal:
  • Range expansion in all directions totaling approximately 180,330 acres
  • Bravo-20 would be closed and restricted from public use
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Dixie Valley Training Area Proposal:
  • Expansion in all directions totaling approximately 279,400 acres
  • Ground training activities would be conducted on existing roads and trails
  • Both new land proposed for withdrawal and the currently-withdrawn land would be open to certain land uses, such as recreation or cattle grazing.
NAS Fallon Bravo-17 / Dixie Valley Modernization Map NAS Fallon Bravo-17 / Dixie Valley Modernization Map
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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.