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Navy wants to expand Boardman Bombing Range

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PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) - The Navy wants to expand military training at the Boardman Bombing Range.

An environmental analysis says options including using the range for drones, adding a machine gun range, demolition training and mortar pads.

The range is used by planes from the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station for low-altitude training as low as 200 feet.

The airspace could be extended over the Umatilla Chemical Depot.

The public can comment on the environmental impact statement until November 6th.

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