2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2010 20:45:13 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, ENCROACHMENT: Superstition Mountain (CA) warning signs
Warnings in place to keep off-roaders off bomb range near Superstition Mountain

Imperial Valley Press (CA)
February 17, 2010

Warning. Restricted Area. Keep Out, read signs posted near Superstition Mountain to ward off people heading into dangerous territory.

There are a number of people camping on land that is part of an active bomb range, said Naval Air Facility El Centro Commanding Officer Capt. Ritchard Thompson. They are putting themselves in danger and interfering with Navy exercises.

Though there aren't live bombs being dropped, the inert ordnances are still dangerous, he said. The 25-pound smoke charge has the force of a shot gun blast when detonated, and it could hurt people or destroy vehicles if it lands on them.

"We do a pretty good job of clearing the range," he said. "I'm not as worried from the standpoint of dropping something on people."


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