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Corps to host meeting on former north Vegas small arms range

Published Oct. 19, 2017

LOS ANGELES--The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a public meeting Oct. 25 to discuss a remedial investigation of the former Nellis Small Arms Range Annex, University of Nevada Las Vegas Study Area. The meeting will take place from 6-8 p.m. at the Aliante Hotel, 7300 Aliante Parkway, in North Las Vegas.

The formerly used defense site is located north of the Bruce Woodbury Beltway and west of the active Nellis Small Arms Range. During and after World War II, the area was used for military training and as an emergency drop area for the Air Force.

Corps representatives will be available to answer questions about the investigation.

The purpose of the investigation is to identify the type, characteristics and extent of military munitions that might remain at the site managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The findings will aid the Corps in developing a remediation plan to protect human health and the environment from potential hazards associated with any remaining munitions.

Military munitions may still be present at the site, so the Corps encourages visitors to follow the 3Rs of Explosives Safety:

• Recognize when you may have come across a munition, and that munitions are dangerous;

• Retreat – do not approach, touch, move or disturb a suspect munition, but carefully leave the area; and

• Report immediately what you found to the Bureau of Land Management or local law enforcement.

For more information about the meeting, contact the Los Angeles District Public Affairs Office at 213-452-3921. To learn more about the Corps’ investigation activities, visit

Jay Field

Release no. 17-021