October 25, 2014
Home on the (bombing) range

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The Avon Park Air Force bombing range. For more photos, go to the photo gallery here.

Home on the (bombing) range

Mike Vogel | 8/28/2014

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   Avon Park Air Force Range

It’s another day at the bombing range.

A 106,034-acre site in rural central Florida is routinely bombed, blasted and shot to pieces. Naturally resplendent, it’s a unique asset for both the military and environmentalists. "If you have a need to shoot something or blow something up, you bring it here," says operations director and former range commander Charles "Buck" MacLaughlin, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel. Read about the Avon Park Air Force Range and other bombing sites around Florida.

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