From 1942 until 1946, flight training was conducted at Webb Air Force Base, originally known as Big Spring Army Air Field. An area of the property has been identified through historical research and site visits as having been a skeet range. Skeet ranges ordinarily consisted of a shooting field (laid out in a semicircle) with an associated safety fan in which skeet targets were hurled into the air as a means of target practice for the men along the firing line. The items known or suspected to have been previously used at Skeet Range No. 1 are general small arms and skeet targets. As a result of these previous military training activities, hazards associated with skeet target fragments may still remain there today.
The former Webb Air Force Base is located approximately 3 miles west of the city of Big Spring, in Howard County, Texas. Today, the city of Big Spring operates the Big Spring McMahon-Wrinkle Airport on a large portion of the former Air Force base property. As depicted on the inside map, Skeet Range No. 1 is located on the northeastern side of the airport property, just west of Big Spring State Park.
To download or print this information, open the Former Webb Air Force Base, Skeet Range No. 1 Safety Guide in PDF format. Para bajar o imprimir esta información en español, abra la guía informativa del Antiguo Webb Air Force Base, Skeet Range No. 1 en forma PDF.