MCAS Yuma Range SOP STAO 3710.6J
JO 7400.10C Special Use Airspace 2021
MCAS YUMA SEARCH AND RESCUE TERMINATION OF SERVICES - MARINE CORPS AIR STATION YUMA SEARCH AND RESCUE SERVICES TERMINATED, EFFECTIVE 2300Z (1600L) 20 DECEMBER 2019.
"Any proposed operations in the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range (R 2507) that include personnel on deck requires 60 day notification to Yuma Skeds accompanied by a Scheme of Maneuver/Overview. Director, MCAS Yuma Range Management concurrence will be required prior to approval of any airspace or ground RFMSS requests. Exceptions: MAWTS-1, EOTG and 3rd MAW."
Restriction: Agua Caliente Airport, owned and operated by the County of San Diego, located at 32°57′22″N 116°17′44″W with elevation of 1,220 ft. This airfield is "OFF LIMITS" to all military aircraft (to include rotor and tilt-rotor aircraft). For more information please contact Mr. Steve Lippert at 760-339-2616.
TIME CHANGE – Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 2:00 am Daylight Savings Time ends. At that time California will be one hour behind Arizona. All ranges, whether in California or Arizona are scheduled in Arizona Local Time. Ensure your range request times are adjusted to reflect the time change. (Arizona to Zulu = AZ Local + 7 / California to Zulu = CA Local +8)
Submitting Range Requests in Range Facility Management Scheduling System (RFMSS) - Once a request has been submitted, it is just a request. Follow-up tracking on the status is the responsibility of the requesting unit and tracking of the request may be performed via the RCNI. An RCNI assignment does NOT constitute approval/reservation of the request. It is the user’s responsibility to check their pending requests periodically until a reservation or other action has been made.
RFMSS Range Requests, Per StaO 3710.6_ Pg. 3-4, Sec. 3., Para. C states: Once a request has been submitted, follow-up tracking on the status is the responsibility of the requesting unit and tracking of the request may be performed via the RCNI. An RCNI assignment does NOT constitute approval/reservation of the request. It is the user’s responsibility to check their pending requests periodically until a reservation or other action has been made.
Knowingly not showing up for your range and giving co-use is wrong. If not using your range you cannot give a co-use. It is a “No-Show”, for your unit. If giving the range to another unit, you shall cancel your range time. If the range time is on the same day, you must call Yuma Range to cancel. You cannot cancel same day ranges in RFMSS. The unit requesting the range shall submit a request in RFMSS.
RFMSS Training - Units or personnel requiring any training in the use or implementation of RFMSS, contact Yuma Range Scheduling via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call DSN 269-/2215 or Commercial (928)269-2215.
- R-2507 North – Range Closure – 21-23 July 2021 – The R-2507 North will be closed during this period for range maintenance and target insert for Summer Fury 1-21. Due to personnel on the range and explosive operations taking place, there will be no flights below 6,000 ft MSL. No ordnance and no laser operations will be authorized throughout the closure. There will be target restrictions immediately following the closure for the purpose of target preservation in support of the Summer Fury Exercise.
- R-2507 North – Target Restrictions – 24 - 31 July 2021 – Due to target preservation for Summer Fury 1-21, HE ordnance delivery is only authorized on TGT 2 North and 9 North, all other targets inert only. For additional information, please contact Mr. Veasey at 928-269-5575/2214 or DSN 269-5575/2214.
- R-2507 North – Target 15N Hazard – There are three permanent camera towers emplaced for scoring/BDA. These towers are 60 feet AGL, UNLGTD, and at the following coordinates outside the 15N polygon target area: TWR-1 -33°19’29”, -115°23’53”/ 11S PS 49104 88431, TWR-2 -33°18’00”, -115°24’30”/ 11S PS 48189 85676, TWR-3 33°18’21”, -115°23’37”/ 11S PS 49550 86343. All aviators are to proceed through this location with “CAUTION”. For additional information contact Mr. Alan Veasey DSN 269- 2214/5575, or Leg Iron 928- 269-7080.