News

July 7, 2017
 

Prehistoric recovery efforts …

Sam Stapleton, Archaeological technician with Statistical Research Inc. of Tucson, cleans a rock feature so he can get to the edges to find the boundary of the archeological site discovered at the manned Range 1 road of the Barry M. Goldwater Range – East. SRI and other contractors are conducting archaeological excavations to ensure range operations comply with cultural preservation laws. The road and area being excavated was previously washed out during monsoon storms in July and August 2014. The area received more than 10 inches of rain in a few weeks – more than the area normally receives annually. Materials and features discovered at the site suggest the site was primarily used to process and cook local vegetation. Continued testing will determine the age of the site and how cultures survived in the desert environment of the BMGR.

This photo provides an overview of archaeological excavations currently being carried out on the BMGR. The 56th Range Management Office resource management staff is tasked with ensuring that range operations comply with our nation’s cultural preservation laws. As part of this compliance requirement, SRI is excavating a significant archaeological site.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
luke-pilots1

310th FS maximizes ops to combat pilot shortage

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Airman 1st Class Joseph Jensen, 310th Aircraft Maintenance Unit maintainer, signals that the chocks are pulled, Aug. 8, 2018 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The 310th Fighter Sq...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

Airman takes action, saves three families

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Tech Sgt. Michael Cleary, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, aircraft structural maintainer poses for a portrait Aug. 6, 2018 in Glendale, Ariz. On July 14, 2018, Cleary...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider

Luke firefighters lead training advancements

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider Airman 1st Class Damian Proano, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, tests equipment on a fire engine Aug. 6, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Luke’s firemen train c...