Military

In military matters, neighbors should get a say
In military matters, neighbors should get a say
A new Air Force base expands, without the input of locals.
A military legacy loosens its grip on a landscape
A military legacy loosens its grip on a landscape
Plans for Colorado’s Camp Hale balance restoration and commemoration.
Wild spaces define who we are as Americans
Wild spaces define who we are as Americans
A veteran explains why public lands are what he fought to protect.
The burning season begins again
Faced with what appear to be increased cancers in their communities, neighbors are beginning to question the way the Sierra Army Depot in Herlong, Calif., disposes of unsafe weapons by burning and exploding them, perhaps releasing toxins into the air.
Homesteaders sue over ancestral land
Over 50 years after the Manhattan Project and Los Alamos National Laboratory were built on land owned by Hispanic farmers, descendents of those farmers have sued the Dept. of Energy, saying they were illegally evicted.
From missile silo to theme park
The new Minuteman Missile National Historic Site in South Dakota will teach visitors about the Cold War and its once-top secret weaponry.
Incinerator unsafe, says former Tooele manager
A former manager at the Army's chemical weapons incinerator in Tooele County, Utah, says he was threatened with firing if he talked about the plant's environmental problems.
See the secret desert
In Culver City, Calif., the Center for Land Use Interpretation is featuring an exhibit on Nevada's Nellis Air Force Bombing and Gunnery Range, home of the notorious - and mysterious - Area 51.
Senator jumps the gun for the military
Environmentalists and other critics are irate at Sen. John McCain's proposal to allow the military use of 3 million acres of public land in Arizona and New Mexico, including the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona.
A grudge against sludge
In eastern Colorado, farmers are upset by an EPA plan to transform hazardous waste from a Denver Superfund site into fertilizer to be spread on fields near Deer Trail.
Air Force lands a deal
Idaho's Land Board turns down an environmental group's $5,000 bid in favor of the Air Force's $10 bid on the Juniper Butte area, which the Air Force seeks for a training range.
Locals work to tame the Air Force
Activist Grace Potorti has spent the last 15 years as a watchdog on the military in Nevada, and her efforts have helped to bring about reform at Nellis Air Force Base.
Top gun seeks more of the high desert
A BLM plan to expand jet training outside of Nevada's Dixie Valley has angered almost everyone on the high desert.
Air Force drops a sweetheart deal onto ranch land
The U.S. Air Force plans to offer Idaho rancher Bert Brackett around $1 million to turn his grazing allotment into a bombing range.
Bombers battled from the ground
In northern New Mexico, residents battle Air Force plans for a new bombing range.
Locals battle military planes
In Colorado's Wet Mountain Valley, activists fight a Colorado Airspace Initiative that would allow more frequent overflights for military training.
Training and bombing range expansions at a glance
Proposed military expansions in various Western states.
Military wants to grow its Western empire
The military seeks expansion of its ranges and airspace in the West through more than a dozen proposals.
Tooele sputters through first year
The first year of chemical weapons incineration at Tooele, Utah, has been full of stops and starts, but the Army claims good progress has been made.
Germany targets U.S. airspace
A proposed bombing range for the German Air Force in New Mexico raises the ire of local ranchers and environmentalists.
Luftwaffe, go home
The prospect of expanded low-level military training flights by the German Air Force in the American Southwest will "highly annoy" the local humans, and do more than just annoy the wildlife.
Prairie dogs tunnel their way to a military stalemate
The Montana National Guard is stymied by prairie dogs threatening underground power lines and communications systems at Fort Harrison.
It's back
The U.S. Air Force tries again to get air space over the Owyhee Canyonlands for bombing and training flights.