2002 CPEO Military List Archive

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Date: 24 Apr 2002 14:20:03 -0000
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Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Military proposes test-range extension
April 23, 2002
Military proposes test-range extension

By Janene Scully
Times Staff Writer

LOMPOC - Army missile defense officials will hold a meeting here 
Thursday to gather a laundry list of items to study in an environmental 
review of a proposed extended test range that encompasses a wide swath 
of the Pacific Ocean.

The scoping meeting begins at 6 p.m. Thursday in Lompoc City Council 
chambers, 100 Civic Center Plaza. 

This meeting, plus two in Alaska last week, comes as the Pentagon's 
Missile Defense Agency gets ready to prepare a draft environmental 
impact statement on an extended test range. The Army Space and Missile 
Defense Command, based in Alabama, is managing the preparation of the 

The extended test range is a newly designated test bed that goes from 
the north Pacific - Kodiak Island, Alaska - and southwest to include 
Vandenberg Air Force Base, Hawaii and the Kwajalein Missile Range, 
according to Air Force Lt. Col. Rick Lehner, a Missile Defense Agency 

"It just allows us to do things we can't do now," Lehner said. 

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