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So I was cruising Google earth the other day at work, and I came across the US Navy Reservation down on the 50 by Fairview Peak. Have any of you been there or know what's up with the place? I wanna go check it out, just want to know if it has entry control points or if its 100% off limits to everyone, if its got ECP's that's fine, I'll try to get the guards to let me in (I'm active duty). 

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That's part of Bravo 17, a live fire range for NAS Fallon.  I have a few long range photos in the gallery link below of the targets at the spot you found.  Photos 66, 67 and 68.

http://www.overlandphotography.us/Urban-Exploration/Electronic-Warfare-Complex/

 

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1 minute ago, Jack Freer said:

That's part of Bravo 17, a live fire range for NAS Fallon.  I have a few long range photos in the gallery link below of the targets at the spot you found.  Photos 66, 67 and 68.

http://www.overlandphotography.us/Urban-Exploration/Electronic-Warfare-Complex/

 

Awesome! Sounds like I'll be in the clear as long as it's a no fly day. 

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The few times I have been in that area the gate to Bravo 17 has been manned.  But the electronic range area and targets north of Hwy. 50 in Dixie Valley is mostly on BLM land.  And then just west of Bravo 17 is the Project Shoal nuclear test site, also unrestricted on BLM land.  So there is lots to see in that immediate area.

http://www.overlandphotography.us/Urban-Exploration/Project-Shoal/

 

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3 minutes ago, DESERT DRIFTER said:

It's a manned and fully operational weapons range.  

Short answer... stay out!!

From what I've seen on the sat images there are no craters from munitions strikes. But if its gated I'll stay out, of its got a manned ECP I'll try to get on, just show em my id maybe they will maybe they won't. Either way Fairview peak is near by and lots around. 

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2 minutes ago, FallonJoe said:

From what I've seen on the sat images there are no craters from munitions strikes. But if its gated I'll stay out, of its got a manned ECP I'll try to get on, just show em my id maybe they will maybe they won't. Either way Fairview peak is near by and lots around. 

they drop a lot of training bombs that don't explode.  But that whole runway and even the jets on the ground are targets for the bombers. 

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Just now, DESERT DRIFTER said:

they drop a lot of training bombs that don't explode.  But that whole runway and even the jets on the ground are targets for the bombers. 

Ah OK. One of my higher ups and I were talking about it today, he's never been, but was telling me about the surrounding area. 

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12 minutes ago, DESERT DRIFTER said:

Bob actually did a video of an area north of the bombing range where there were what appeared to be an abandoned village.

The seals use them to train for missions. 

I've seen that. Didn't know where it was. Its the one that's made out of shipping containers right? With the fenced in vehicles off in the distance and he left because of an approaching vehicle. 

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16 hours ago, DESERT DRIFTER said:

That's the one.  I know where it is but probably should not share 

Agreed, probably not a good idea to share it publicly, to many dumb vandals who will show up there and start destroying it all. Then they will close it all off to public access. :beer:

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2 hours ago, Bob said:

Agreed, probably not a good idea to share it publicly, to many dumb vandals who will show up there and start destroying it all. Then they will close it all off to public access. :beer:

When we ventured up that way last summer, we were greeted by a friendly government contractor.  Now I'm not sure if it was the same "village", but there were shipping container "buildings" near the fenced area, and more off in the distance.  We got the distinct impression that the area was No-Go.  To be honest, it wasn't worth the effort to argue the point - we had to make it all the way to Unionville that day, folks kept getting flats (my repair kit got dangerously low), and my beer wouldn't stay cold very long outside the truck. 

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On 5/11/2017 at 6:09 PM, DESERT DRIFTER said:

Bob actually did a video of an area north of the bombing range where there were what appeared to be an abandoned village.

The seals use them to train for missions. 

I ran into a dummy village like that when exploring Farmdale, Florida.  It was pretty creepy.  It was a Middle Eastern training site.  

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