Location and Description: Fort Francis E.
Warren Target and Maneuver Range, Wyoming is
located adjacent to the city of Cheyenne. Between
1936 and 1947, the property was part of Fort Francis
E. Warren and was used by the Army as an impact
area and safety fan for several ranges located south
of the FUDS property on the current F.E. Warren Air
After the installation was transferred to
the U.S. Air Force in 1947, the USAF built an
open burning/open detonation (OB/OD) area in the
1960s. Other facilities constructed within the property
included a disposal area at a former storage site and a microwave relay facility. The property
reported excess in September 1972, and Department of Defense control of the property was
relinquished in 1973 and 1974, although the USAF continued to use the OB/OD area until it was
replaced by a new facility within F.E. Warren Air Force Base on or before December 1, 1976.
Problem and Response: The Fort Francis E. Warren Target and Maneuver Range FUDS
property is currently owned by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Laramie
County School District #1 and is used for purposes of agriculture-related (grazing), education and grasslands research.
Activities for 2015: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a contract for a
Military Munitions Response Program remedial investigation/feasibility study and a
Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste site inspection in November 2011. Field work is
complete and the contractor is preparing a draft remedial investigation and feasibility study
report for review by Omaha District. The
documents are scheduled for completion in 2015.
Proposed Activities for 2016: The
proposed plan and decision document, as well as
the public comment period, are scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015.
Issues and Other Information: Due to the location near residential areas and use by
the school district, a survey was conducted to determine if there was interest in forming a
Restoration Advisory Board. The survey did not indicate enough interest to establish a board for
the remedial investigation/feasibility study (RI/FS).
Interest will be solicited during the public
comment period for a board for the remedial action phase. Additional sampling activities were
required to ensure the investigation was as thorough as possible and were conducted in the
second quarter of fiscal year 2015 delaying the RI/FS report. This report is in review at this time.