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Dyess AFB releases information on Garza Co. training site

Published: Apr. 22, 2015 at 2:46 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 21, 2015 at 2:47 PM CDT
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POST, TX (KCBD) - Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene has released the following information about a training site in Garza County.   The site, located south of Post, has been in operation since at least November of 2013.

INFORMATION PROVIDED BY DYESS AFB PUBLIC AFFAIRS:

The location that is being referred to is known as a Threat Emitter site, or more properly the "Post/Fluvanna Site".  This is a smaller remote site similar to the main location in Snyder called the Electronic Warfare Range.

The purpose of these sites is to replicate threat signals in a training environment that our aircrews may encounter in support of combat operations. They primarily support bomber training under the Lancer Military Operating Area, but the sites also support all military aircraft that need the training.

Along with the signals transmitted are mock up threats made from wood or aluminum to represent the signals origin. The missiles or vehicles within the fenced area  are a visual representation of threat that may originate the signal.

Once the threat emitter is active, our aircraft will be able to hear an audible signal within the aircraft signaling the threat as well as see a representation of it on the ground, giving a more realistic training experience.

For further reference, please see the following stories written about these sites:

http://www.dyess.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123432292

http://www.dyess.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123276208

Additional information is available on the public domain and can be found by searching, "Air Force Instruction 13-212, Dyess Air Force Base Supplement" or through the following link: http://static.e-publishing.af.mil/production/1/dyessafb/publication/afi13-212_dyessafbsup_addendum_a/afi13-212_dyessafbsup_add_a.pdf 

Please reference section 2, Range Description and Military Operating Area.

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