Project Location

Hill Air Force Base and Utah Test and Training Range

Hill Air Force Base (AFB) occupies 6,723 acres in Davis and Weber counties, approximately 20 miles north of Salt Lake City in north-central Utah.

The Utah Test and Training Range (UTTR) is approximately 50 miles west of Hill AFB. The Air Force manages 1,490 square miles of land on UTTR, which is divided into the North, South, and Wendover ranges.

On-Base Elements of the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent Deployment

  • Construction of five storage igloos and several support facilities would occur at Hill AFB.

  • Operations and maintenance activities at Hill AFB would include overhaul, upgrading, and rebuilding of parts, assemblies, and subassemblies; equipment testing; and reclamation.

    • Minuteman III program personnel would transition to the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program as it is deployed.

    • The GBSD program would reduce the number of personnel at Hill AFB required for operations and maintenance.

    • No change in the number of personnel would occur at UTTR.

  • Construction of 11 storage igloos would occur at UTTR.

  • Missile storage, decommissioning, and disposal activities would occur at UTTR.

A trencher digging a narrow trench for utility installation.
A trencher digging a narrow trench for utility installation.

Minuteman III Decommissioning and Disposal

  • Boosters and motors might be stored at Hill AFB or UTTR until scheduled for disposal.

  • The motors would be destroyed at UTTR.

  • Non-motor components would be demilitarized and disposed of at Hill AFB.