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Marine Corps Air Station Yuma

Yuma, Arizona
Range Restrictions/Notifications for KNYL (Marine Corps Air Station Yuma)

MCAS Yuma Range SOP STAO 3710.6J (Range Regulations) ​ ​​​​​​​​​​​

New:

"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."   

"Units are strongly encouraged to follow up with skeds/Range Safety once submission is made"

***ADVISORY***  The use of GBU-12 F/B IS NOT AUTHORIZED ​UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE within the MCAS Yuma Range and Training Area (RTA).

Refresh:

Per StaO 3710.6J, Page 3-8, Paragraph c.

c. Any changes, cancellations, or new requests must be submitted in RFMSS no later than 1500 Yuma local (Monday thru Thursday). For weekend and/or holiday training, the deadline is 1400 Friday (or 1400 the business day prior to the holiday).  Requests made after these deadlines will not be approved and will not be reflected on the fire desk on the following day. 

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.

The correct way to enter a co-use on a request:

The unit that has the airspace in a reserved/pending status will be the unit that shall make the co-use comment in their RFMSS request for each and every piece of airspace (see figure-1 below).  If the unit giving the co-use does not cover the entire period needed for the requesting co-use unit, then the unit requesting the co-use shall enter a request for the additional time desired.

  

R-2507 North:

R-2507 North – Range Closure –   26 August – 13 September, 2018 – The R-2507 North will be closed during this period for range maintenance and target insert for WTI 2-18.  Due to personnel on the range and explosive operations taking place, there will be no flights below 6,000 ft MSLNo ordnance and no laser operations will be authorized throughout the closureThere will be target restrictions immediately following the closure for the purpose of target preservation in support of the Weapons Tactics and Instructor (WTI) Course.

R-2507 North – Target Restrictions 14 September – 13 October, 2018 – Due to target preservation for WTI 2-18 Course, High Explosive (HE) ordnance delivery “Shall Only Be Authorized on targets 2N & 3N for all non-WTI units.  All other targets within the R-2507 North will be available for inert ordnance only.  All ordnance use shall be in accordance with StaO 3710.6J.  POC: Mr. Veasey DSN 269-5575.

 

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°19'30.212"N, 115°23'52.928"W/11S PS 49105 88469,​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ TWR-2 33°17'59.640"N, 115°24'29.296"W/11S PS 48208 85665​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​, TWR-3 33°18'20.841"N, 115°23'36.817"W/11S PS 49555 86339.  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​​.  15N WISS Air Field Obstructions

High Explosive Ordnance Deliveries - (air or indirect fire)are restricted to the hours of 0600-2200 Pacific Time (California local time) for noise abatement purposes​. 

R-2507 West:

None:

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SWAT - 4 AREA:​​​​​​​​​

None:

R-2507 South:​​​

R-2507 South – Range Closure 15 - 26 August, 2018The R-2507 South will be closed during this period for range maintenance and target insert for WTI 2-18.  Due to personnel on the range and explosive operations taking place, there will be no flights below 6,000 ft MSLNo ordnance and no laser operations will be authorized throughout the closureThere will be target restrictions immediately following the closure for the purpose of target preservation in support of the Weapons Tactics and Instructor (WTI) Course.

 

R-2507 South – Target Restrictions 27 August – 13 October, 2018 – Due to target preservation for WTI 2-18 Course High Explosive (HE) ordnance delivery “Shall Only Be Authorized on targets 1S, 7S, & 14S for all non-WTI units. All other targets within the R-2507 South will be available for inert ordnance only.  All ordnance use shall be in accordance with StaO 3710.6J.  POC: Mr. Veasey DSN 269-5575.


High Explosive Ordnance Deliveries - (air or indirect fire) ​are restricted to the hours of 0600-2200 Pacific Time (California local time) for noise abatement purposes​.  

Mt Barrow Corridor:

None:


​​​​​​R-2301 West:​​​​​​​ 

R-2301 WEST – CACTUS WEST AIRSPACE – YODAVILLE URBAN TARGET COMPLEX (UTC) **CLOSED**
August 27th – September 11th, 2018 - There will be personnel and equipment within the UTC performing operational range clearance and other construction activity.  Remain clear 1,000 meters radius and at or above 3000’ AGL of the center point of the UTC (MGRS 11S QR 50868 92091 or N 32.437721, W 114.33171).  NO ORDNANCE OR LASING AUTHORIZEDThe Cactus West Bullseye is still available during the Yodaville Closure.  For additional information, contact Yuma Range Scheduling POC Mr. Jon Gordon at 928-269-6488.

Within R-2301WDuring the dates 15 March to 15 July in accordance with U.S. Fish and Wildlife measures to protect the Sonoran pronghorn habitat, non-WTI aircraft flights shall remain west of the 113°53’W longitude line, or on designated transit routes, or above 1,500 ft.  AGL (when flying east of this line).  Refer to, STAO 3710.6, Range Regulations, Section 4004.5 TACTS LOW, Para. 5 Special Instructions, b.

R-2301 West – Cactus West/ UTC Yodaville -  30 MM MUNITIONS NOT AUTHORIZED IN THE TARGET AREAS.  For additional information, contact Mr. Alan Veasey DSN 269-2214/5575, or Leg Iron 928-269-7080.

R-2510:
For restrictions on the R-2510 Pilots, "Shall" check the El Centro (KNJK) NOTAM's at: 
NOTAM's  For additional information, contact Mr. Steve Lippert at (760) 339-2616 stephen.lippert.ctr@navy.mil or Mr. Marc Willis at 760-339-2672 marc.willis@navy.mil.

R-2510 Target Information (Tgt 101 & 103)

R-2512:
For restrictions on the R-2512, Pilots "Shall" check the El Centro (KNJK) NOTAM's at: 
NOTAM's  For additional information, contact Mr. Steve Lippert at (760) 339-2616 stephen.lippert.ctr@navy.mil or Mr. Marc Willis at 760-339-2672 marc.willis@navy.mil.

R-2512 - Target 68 scoring unavailable until further notice. For more information please contact Steve Lippert at 760-339-2616 or WISS at 760-339-2231. 

Please see the documents below concerning Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) operating south of the R-2512 near the Holtville Airfield (L04).

Document 1
Document 2 


Summer Fury:

Summer Fury 18 After Action Report

WTI:
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MAWTS-1 Share Point


Opposing Forces Support:

Opposing Forces (OPFOR) and Target Support  – For information and planning please see StaO 3710.6J, Chapter 6, Section 6008, Pages 6-21 thru 6-23.  For Smokey Sam, Moving Land Target (MLT), Battle Field Effects, and Automated Ground Pop-up Target support please go to
Future Plans SharePoint, to access request forms.  Once you have completed the request form, please email to John Gordon at john.gordon@usmc.mil.  For additional information contact the Future Plans Officer at: commercial 928-269-6488/DSN 269-6488 or at john.gordon@usmc.mil 

Future Plans SharePoint

Yuma Range Target Operations and Opposing Force Support Form

R-2507 North, Al Brutus Target Location

R-2301 West, Combat Village

Combat Village Enhancement 10-2-2015

Al Brutus Enhancement 10-1-2015

​​​​​​​​​Embassy Compound at Combat Village Oct 2016

R-2507 TARGET VALIDATION FLT - 160921

Combat Village Orientation 170323 V2

Combat Village

Combat Village Lighting 03-20-17


Moving Land Target (MLT) SPINS, R-2507 North Target 15N, Al Brutus  R-2507 North MLT is available upon request through the MCAS Yuma Range Future Plans Officer @ 928-269-6488. Requests for this specific capability @ 15N/WISS AF must be coordinated no less than 30 days prior to the event and resources must be provided by the requesting Units/Squadron. 

PARACHUTE OPERATIONS: TACTICAL DZ's/LZ's
Parachute and para-drop operations shall be conducted in designated DZ areas only as established and approved by the Director, Range Operations Division via Range Plans Officer IAW AFI 13-217.  A TACTICAL DZ SURVEY is required and provided by Range Management/RANGE FUTURE PLANS OFFICER upon request.  Contact the Range Future Plans Officer (928) 269-6488 email:  john.gordon@usmc.mil for more information.  Requests for parachute/para-drop operations in areas other than routinely used DZs will require advance approval from the Director, Range Operations Division via coordination with the Range Future Plans Officer. 
*DZSO's must comply with 3570.1_ and be certified through Marine Net RSO Course and MCAS Yuma Range RSO Course. (See Range Safety Section on this page)

Southwest Tactical Training Ranges (SWTTR):
Coordinating Instructions:
SWTTR provides Mission Coordination, real-time instrumentation and communication for exercise control and ground control intercepts, Link-16, tactical employment of surface-to-air threats, weapons impact scoring, moving land targets and debriefing products for military aviation units training in and around MCAS Miramar, NAF El Centro and MCAS Yuma ranges.  Contact a SWTTR Mission Coordinator at (928)269-5742 (El Centro or Yuma) or (858)577-6116 (Miramar), or via email at
swttr.fct@navy.mil.

Services provided:

Mission Coordination and Control
GCI and/or RTO Consoles
Tactical Combat Training System
Ground Tracking System
Link-16


Range Safety:

Yuma Range Safety Officer - Mr. Jon Gordon at:  commercial 928-269-6488 DSN 269-6488 or at john.gordon@usmc.mil 

  • Requesting units conducting ground operations must submit a completed Concept of Operations (CONOPs), Scheme of Maneuver (SOM), and Special Instructions (SPINS).  This information shall be submitted to the Range Safety Officer no later than sixty (60) days from the training date.  Without this information submitted within the required time, the training shall be denied.
  • Also the Commanding Officer Designation Letter along with copies of the OIC/RSO/LSSO certificates from the Range Safety DL Course and MCAS Yuma Range Safety Course shall be completed and sent to the below listed fax/email addresses.  It is recommended that this information be turned into the Yuma Range Safety Officer 15 days prior to the 1st training date or have the possibility of training being denied.  

MCAS Yuma Range Installation Brief

  • Once the RTAMRSOCAA ​​Range Safety DL Course and the​​​ YumaRSC001A MCAS Yuma Range Safety Course have been completed, send the course certificates along with the Commanding Officer Designation Letter to the Yuma Range email addresses yuma.skeds@usmc.mil and john.gordon@usmc.mil or fax to: 928-269-2216.  If this information is not received 3 business days prior to the training evolution, the training will not be authorized.
  • Aircrew Range Safety Brief - All Aircrew "SHALL" be familiar with this MCO P3550.10 and the associated Aircrew Range Safety Brief available by clicking on the link below:

 Currently the Annual Aircrew Safety Brief is under a rewrite.  Please contact Yuma Range for more information.


Maps:
Map to Yuma Range Department

MCAS Yuma Special Map CMAGR 100K

Yuma Special Map BMGR 100K


R-2301 West Cross Section View

WTI Special Map 1:250,000 V. Sept 2017

Mt. Barrow Corridor Map/Profile

CMAGR ARCH D

CMAGR Mini

BMGR ARCH D

BMGR Mini

White Space Mini


Download Forms
:
Ground Access Tracker Master

MCAS Yuma  FAC JTAC Request

SWAT 4 SPINS

Missile Firing Request Form

JDAM Request Form      

JDAM Approved Profiles

For pre-approved Weapon Danger Zone Profiles, please also see the RFMSS Library.

Ground Laser Firing Log 12-2-2010

General Information:

MCAS Yuma Ordnance Matrices (See Sta) 3710.6J, Appendix C at the top of this page) (Identifies the types of ordnance allowed on each target)  

New procedures for specialized ordnance (i.e., GBU, JDAM, APKWS , and hellfire) for MCAS Yuma-controlled ranges.  See this attachment for RFMSS instructions regarding "Specialized Ordnance". ​​ ​​Library of Profiles

MCAS Yuma Range Priorities AMHS R 171642Z OCT 16

​​​​MCAS Yuma Range Priority Matrix (Identifies the priority levels and the requirements)

Range Frequencies Card 


Published vs. Standard Scheduled Altitudes (Very important to review when requesting
same day requests.)

Yuma Range SharePoint All Marine Corps NMCI users access at:
(If you are having problems accessing the SharePoint, please contact us.) 


​​​​​​​​RFMSS:

Requesting a Range Facility Management Support System (RFMSS  "Rif-
Miss") Account (Web Based Range Scheduling System)
 

RFMSS Scheduling Times​​​ - Yuma Ranges, whether in California or Arizona are scheduled in Yuma Local Time (Zulu -7).  With that said, during Non-Daylight Savings Time (Fall & Winter), Yuma is one hour a head of California Time.  During Daylights Savings Time (Spring & Summer), Yuma and California are on the same time zone.  Please adjust your requests in RFMSS accordingly.  Not taking this into account could cause a significant impact on your training.

A​​ny changes (weapons, co-use, times, etc), cancellations, or new requests must be submitted in RFMSS no later than​ 1500 Yuma local (always MST) Monday thru Thursday.  For weekend and/or holiday training, the deadline is 1400 Friday (or 1400 the business day prior to the holiday).  Requests made after these deadlines "Will Not Be Approved​​​​​​​​" and will not be reflected on the fire desk on the following day.  StaO 3710.6J, Page 3-8, Paragraph 2.c

RFMSS Requests - 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.  StaO 3710.6J, Page 3-4, Paragraph 3.c


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Contact Information:

Range Operations Control Center Manager MCAS Yuma

Sean K. Butler

(928) 269-5573

sean.butler@usmc.mil 

 

MCAS Yuma Range Scheduling 
928-269-2214
928-269-2215
928-269-2690
928-269-5575
Fax 928-269-2216
yuma.skeds@usmc.mil 

Leg Iron (Range Control)
928-269-7080 
Primary Air Frequency 310.0

Secondary Air Frequency 141.85

Ground FM 40.83