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FUDS Notification and Safety Education Dalhart Army Air Field, Potential Burial Area

Safety Education Dalhart Army Air Field, Potential Burial Dalhart Army Air Field was established in 1942 to support flight training efforts for World War II. Training at the Dalhart Army Air Field consisted of high-altitude flying and bombing practice. An area of the property has been identified through historical research and site visits as being a Potential Munitions Burial Area. The munitions associated with the burial area are general small arms and various bombs.

The former Dalhart Army Air Field is located in Hartley County, Texas, just south of the city of Dalhart. Today, the city of Dalhart operates the Dalhart Municipal Airport on a large portion of the former air field property. Former air field property located outside the Dalhart Municipal Airport boundary is used for residential and agricultural purposes. As depicted on the inside map, the Potential Munitions Burial Area is located just north of the airport property and is currently owned by numerous private landowners.

Because explosive hazards associated with military munitions from past military training may remain on the former Dalhart Army Air Field, Potential Burial Area, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recommends that landowners and visitors follow the 3Rs of Explosives Safety – Recognize, Retreat, and Report.

To download or print this information, open the Dalhart Army Air Field, Potential Burial Area Safety Guide in PDF format. Para bajar o imprimir esta información en español, abra la guía informativa del Antiguo Dalhart Army Air Field, Potential Burial Area en forma PDF.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Military munitions such as general small arms and various bombs were potentially disposed of at the munitions burial area. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is unable to rule out the presence of munitions that may pose an explosive hazard.
Historical research and site inspections indicate that military munitions were previously used at this air field and some munitions may remain on the property. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has determined that further investigation is required for the Potential Munitions Burial Area at the former Dalhart Army Air Field.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will make 3Rs explosives safety education material available to landowners and the community. Additionally, it will coordinate with landowners as it plans required response activities.

Safety is a Priority

Follow the 3Rs of Explosives Safety if you suspect you may have come across a military munition.

Click to view the Unexploded Ordnance Safety page of the DENIX Web site Recognize – when you may have come across a munition, and that munitions are dangerous;
Retreat – do not approach, touch, move, or disturb a suspect munition, but carefully leave the area; and
Report – immediately what you saw and where you saw it to local law enforcement – call 911.

Additional Information

For additional information view a fact sheet about Interim Risk Management and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Notification and Safety Education initiative or call 855-765-FUDS (3837).

If you would like specific information about the project listed above please visit the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Tulsa District Public Affairs website  and complete the form.