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Compatible Use

Maintaining the military’s ability to carry out their missions is vital to the preservation of national security. However, population growth and urban development near military installations, ranges, or on lands beneath designated military training routes or special use airspace, can impact military test, training, and operations. OEA’s Compatible Use Program can provide an opportunity for continued community development and economic growth, and to maintain the military’s ability to test and train. Open communication, comprehensive community planning, and collaboration can help both parties meet their goals.

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Project Profiles

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State of Washington

The State of Washington facilitates development that is compatible with military mission.

State of Utah

Utah is working to identify renewal energy sites that are compatible with military mission.

State of New Mexico

New Mexico promotes energy siting that is compatible with area military mission.

State of Maryland

Maryland implements a strategic approach to civilian growth around military installations.

Joint Region Marianas Guam

Guam is developing a compatible land use project that supports the military mission.

State of Arizona

Arizona is working on ensuring energy projects are compatible with military installations.

Stones Ranch Military Reservation

East Lyme supports the mission at Stones Ranch Military Reservation through compatible land use.

Fort Worth Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base

North Central Texas studied ways to support area military installations through urban development.

Fort Wainwright and Eielson Air Force Base

Alaskan cities implement recommendations from JLUS to support local military installations.

Fort Bragg

North Carolina counties support the mission at Ft. Bragg by understanding civilian growth impacts.

Naval Air Station Patuxent River

The Naval Air Station Patuxent River (NAS PAX River) Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) encompasses parts of two states – Maryland and Virginia.

Sheppard Air Force Base

Wichita Falls, TX sponsored study on civilian growth around Sheppard AFB for compatibility.

Shaw Air Force Base

Sumter is implementing recommendations for growth that are compatible with mission at Shaw AFB.

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and Dare County Bombing Range

North Carolina communities plan growth that is compatible with the missions at installations.

Redstone Arsenal

Huntsville works to ensure new energy development is compatible with local military mission.



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