Biographies

Lt. Col. Kevin Beeker
Detachment 1 Commander


Charles E. Maclaughlin
Director of Operations


Ronald J. Riedel
Range Support Manager

Training Events

Avon Park

·Avon Park Air Ground Training Complex consists of the largest training range east of the Mississippi
-- 106,000 acre range under R-2901
-- 20,000 square miles of special use airspace available


·One of only a handful of ranges with a fully operational 8000 foot runway and airfield all within restricted airspace


·Avon Park Air Force Range is adjacent to about 5000 acres owned by the State of Florida and Highlands County. The State and County run a Florida State Prison and Youth Correctional Facility


·Avon Park Air Force Range is home to 1/116 Field Artillery (Multiple Launch Rocket System)


·Avon Park Air Force Range offers world-class hunting, fishing, camping, bird-watching and hiking to DoD personnel and the general public. An official motto is "Birds and Bombs"


·Avon Park Air Force Range burns about 30,000 acres to control wildfire and manage habitat


·Avon Park Air Force Range has several cattle leases meant to control wildfire and produce additional AF income

Avon Park Outdoor Recreation Program