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Better Planning and Funding Priority Needed to Improve Conditions of Military Training Ranges

By General Accounting Office

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Reproduction Date: 2005
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Title: Better Planning and Funding Priority Needed to Improve Conditions of Military Training Ranges  
Author: General Accounting Office
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Language: English
Subject: Government publications, Accountability in government, United States. General Accounting Office
Collections: Government Library Collection, Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection
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Publisher: United States General Accounting Office (Gao)

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Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

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Excerpt: GAO?s visits to eight training ranges, along with DOD?s own assessments show that ranges are deteriorating and lack modernization. This adversely affects training activities and jeopardizes the safety of military personnel. To ensure readiness, servicemembers must have access to capable ranges-a key DOD transformation goal-that enables them to develop and maintain skills for wartime missions. However, GAO observed various degraded conditions at each training range visited, such as malfunctioning communication systems, impassable tank trails, overgrown areas, and outdated training areas and targets. Whenever possible, the services work around these conditions by modifying the timing, tempo, or location of training, but officials have expressed concern that workarounds are becoming increasingly difficult and costly and that they compromise the realism essential to effective training. Without adequate ranges, DOD compromises the opportunity to achieve its transformation goal and assumes the risk that its forces will be less prepared for missions and subjected to hazards...

 

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