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DEPARTMENTS OF THE ARMY AND AIR FORCE
OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL /
CALIFORNIA NATIONAL GUARD oO5
9800 GOETHE ROAD - P.O. BOX 269101 '
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA 958326-9 119t
April 13, 1995
The Honorable .Alan J. Dixon
Chairman, Base Realignment and
1700 North Moore Street, Suite 1425
Alexandria, VA 22209
Dear Mr. Dixon:
This letter is to advise you of the importance of Fort Hunter
Liggett to the california National Guard. The post is a major
training area for our units and organizations. It is the only
installation in California where we have reasonable access to a
ranae that enables our soldiers to meet Army standards for tank,
aerial, and antitank missile (TOW) gunnery. There is an
equivalent range at Fort Irwin (National Training Center)
however, access is limited due to heavy use by the active
components during task force rotations throughout the year. Fort
Hunter Liggetz is also used by the California Air National Guard
for several different activities. The 129th Rescue Group, the
V~ 1 46th Airlift Wing, and the 162nd Combat Communications Group
conduct training at the post. The facility offers airspace and
terrain close to these organizations, which enhances training and
reduces training costs.
Fort Hunter Liggett also has a large area available for
maneuver. The terrain is ideal for the force structure of the
California National Guard. The proximity of Fort Hunter Liggett
to Camp Roberts enables the 40th Infantry Division (Mech) to
train as it would fight. In order to support the combat units
training at Fort Hunter Liggett, the logistics units provide
resupply from Camp Roberts. The distance between the two posts
approximates tactical reality. This type of training environment
is available at few installations in the United States.
The California National Guard has expanded its presence at
Fort Hunter Liggett. We have operated the Multi-Purpose Range
Complex (MPRC) for several years. Recently, we established a
vehicle storage site on the installation. A company team of
M-60A3 Tanks, M-113 Personnel Carriers, M-901 Improved TOW
carriers, and support equipment is located on post. This allows
units to use Fort Hunter Liggett during Inactive Duty Training
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