school playground areas. These facilities should be included
c. Military community services. Evaluation factors
for community services include number of people ( military.
in the assessment of recreation needs. Recreation limitations
which may be caused by proximity to sensitive or hazardous
dependents. and civilians) served accessibility in both
land uses also should be determined. Specialized uses of
time and distance to the population served. and the size of
recreation areas on a seasonal or limited basis (for example,
the facility. The effect of private business providing
fishing or hunting within open maneuver areas, and
equivalent services in the vicinity and the availability of
recreational use of small arms ranges) should be noted. The
public off-post facilities to supplement on-post facilities
evaluation should identify the scope of these activities. The
also should be considered.
area used, the number of participants, and available to the
(1) Medical and dental services. These services
may include emergency services; out-patient services
( including clinics): acute care services ( including general
(5) Education. Service capacity of on-post educational
hospitals): and specialized services. Each service should
facilities should be established, including nursery, pre-
be evaluated separately in terms of its function and
school, child care centers: elementary and secondary
relationship to other medical or dental services. Factors to
schools; and those providing adult education and college
consider include accessibility to work and housing areas.
courses. The accessibility of educational facilities to the
directness of access for off-post patients. and impact of
population served should be evaluated and any limitations
traffic noise or other nuisances. The availability of
due to installation operations should be identified.
ambulance service should be identified.
d. Outdoor ranges. Range analysis is necessary to
(2) Fire protection. On-post fire protection facilities
ensure that safety requirements are met in installation
should be evaluated for response time and coverage of
planning. Range information will be coordinated with the
built-up areas. This evaluation is based on proximity to
Installation Training Officer. Training Circulars (TCs)
high-risk areas; the impact of natural or man-made
are a guide for determining the adequacy of existing
barriers ( e.g., waterways or rail lines); traffic congestion;
ranges. The TCs indicate what ranges are required the
and capacity of the facilities to house the necessary
capacity, and the iteration requirements for each range.
The range analysis establishes what facilities are needed
(3) Security. The adequacy of on-post facilities to
based upon identified training mission. frequency of use.
protect and control access to the installation should be
weapon systems, and units involved.
evaluated. Where restricted access facilities are located
(1) Required information for the outdoor range
within or near built-up areas of the installation, their effect
on adjacent land uses should be evaluated and any
- Environment limitations and terrain profiles for
limitations on future development in areas requiring
land available on-post and at other accessible training areas.
restricted access should be identified.
This includes both the Reserve Component (RC) and the
(4) Recreation. The ability of recreation facilities
Week-End Training Sites (WETS).
to efficiently serve the current and projected installation
Current training strategies standardized for army-
wide use and U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command
population should be ascertained Coordination with the
Morale Support Officer and use of the Installation Rec-
(TRADOC) and service schools.
Expected arrival date and training requirements for
reation Master Plan or special studies will provide approp-
riate data. Deficiencies in specific facilities should be
new weapon systems.
Range safety requirements and waivers.
identified based upon Department of the Army or Depart-
ment of Defense criteria. The impact of facility use by the
(2) Each range should be listed by installation
name and number. Table 2-2 gives and example of a
general public or off-post personnel should be considered. In
some instances, recreation needs may be served by facilities
typical outdoor range inventory.
with a primarily non-recreational function. Examples
include outdoor play environments in family housing and