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Briefing for Orange County Board of County Commissioners. February 24, 2009. Army Air Forces School of Applied Tactics (AAFSAT) in Orlando. Orlando Army Air Base (Orlando Executive Airport) Orlando Range and Chemical Yard (ORCY) Pinecastle Jeep Range (PJR)

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army air forces school of applied tactics aafsat in orlando
Army Air Forces School of Applied Tactics (AAFSAT) in Orlando

Orlando Army Air Base (Orlando Executive Airport)

Orlando Range and Chemical Yard (ORCY)

Pinecastle Jeep Range (PJR)

Pinecastle Army Air Field (Orlando International Airport)

orcy history wwii
ORCY - History WWII
  • 1942-46: Government leased 2,111 acres of land
    • Original rifle range
    • Expanded to include a buffer around a chemical storage yard in center of site
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ORCY - History WWII
  • Chemical Warfare and Ordnance Demonstration
    • Incendiaries
    • Smokes
    • Spray Tanks and Chemical Bombs (Smoke and Molasses)
    • Small Arms, Rockets, Rifle Grenades
  • Mustard in Decontamination Exercises
  • DDT (Pesticide)
orcy later history
ORCY - Later History
  • February 1950
    • Area certified clear of all dangerous and/or explosive materials and recommended that land be used for any purpose
  • 1950s-60s
    • Site development
  • 2007 August
    • FUDS program recommended Site Inspection to include photo analysis and sampling
current plan site inspection
Current Plan – Site Inspection
  • Investigate where chemicals were stored and weapons used
  • Sample soil and water
  • Check for buried munitions
  • Field work starting late February 2009
location of investigations
Location of Investigations
  • Northwest of the intersection of Curry Ford Road and Goldenrod Road (State Hwy 551)
  • Capehart Park area
  • West of State Hwy. 551 (Goldenrod Road), north and south of State Hwy. 408
what to expect
What to Expect
  • Workers will:
    • Take soil/groundwater samples
    • Use a metal detector to look for buried metal
    • Dig in some areas
  • Impacted residents will receive notice prior to work starting
  • Potential for some residents to leave homes during the day
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What to Expect
  • Periodic public meetings as needed including when Site Inspection is completed to present findings
  • Information is available on the Corps website and at Information Repository
public concerns
Public Concerns
  • Health Concerns from Possible Contamination
  • Being Displaced for Field Work Safety Zones
  • Adequate Coordination with Emergency Responders
protect yourself with the three rs of explosives safety
Protect yourself with the Three Rs of Explosives Safety
  • Recognize – the item you found may be dangerous.
  • Retreat– leave the item where you found it and leave the area.
  • Report– Call 911 and report what you found. The local police will know what to do.
for more information
For More Information

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District Web Site:

Click on ORCY link from home page


Randy Curtis


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