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A newly installed antenna provides communication information at Melrose Air Force Range, N.M., March 5, 2012. Melrose Range provides space for realistic training of ground and air forces and is operated by Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Josef Cole)

A newly installed antenna provides communication information at Melrose Air Force Range, N.M., March 5, 2012. Melrose Range provides space for realistic training of ground and air forces and is operated by Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Josef Cole)

William Lockwood, 551st Special Operations Squadron electronics technician, adjusts settings on a multiple threat emitter system used to simulate possible threats faced by aircrews at Melrose Air Force Range, N.M., March 5, 2012. Melrose Range provides space for realistic training of ground and air forces and is operated by Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Josef Cole)

William Lockwood, 551st Special Operations Squadron electronics technician, adjusts settings on a multiple threat emitter system used to simulate possible threats faced by aircrews at Melrose Air Force Range, N.M., March 5, 2012. Melrose Range provides space for realistic training of ground and air forces and is operated by Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Josef Cole)

A multiple threat emitter system is used to simulate possible threats faced by aircrews at Melrose Air Force Range, N.M., March 5, 2012. Melrose Range provides space for realistic training of ground and air forces and is operated by Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Josef Cole)

A multiple threat emitter system is used to simulate possible threats faced by aircrews at Melrose Air Force Range, N.M., March 5, 2012. Melrose Range provides space for realistic training of ground and air forces and is operated by Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Josef Cole)

Ronald Moore, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron lead technician, adjusts settings on a tactical radar threat generator used to simulate threats faced by aircrews at Melrose Air Force Range, N.M., March 5, 2012. Melrose Range provides space for realistic training of ground and air forces and is operated by Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Josef Cole)

Ronald Moore, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron lead technician, adjusts settings on a tactical radar threat generator used to simulate threats faced by aircrews at Melrose Air Force Range, N.M., March 5, 2012. Melrose Range provides space for realistic training of ground and air forces and is operated by Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Josef Cole)

Ronald Moore, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron lead technician, adjusts a tactical radar threat generator used to simulate threats faced by aircrews at Melrose Air Force Range, N.M., March 5, 2012. Melrose Range provides space for realistic training of ground and air forces and is operated by Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Josef Cole)

Ronald Moore, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron lead technician, adjusts a tactical radar threat generator used to simulate threats faced by aircrews at Melrose Air Force Range, N.M., March 5, 2012. Melrose Range provides space for realistic training of ground and air forces and is operated by Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Josef Cole)

James Hart, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron, operates a weapons impact scoring system used to judge the accuracy of aircraft munitions at Melrose Air Force Range, N.M., March 5, 2012. Melrose Range provides space for realistic training of ground and air forces and is operated by Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Josef Cole)

James Hart, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron, operates a weapons impact scoring system used to judge the accuracy of aircraft munitions at Melrose Air Force Range, N.M., March 5, 2012. Melrose Range provides space for realistic training of ground and air forces and is operated by Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Josef Cole)

MELROSE AIR FORCE RANGE, N.M. -- Melrose Air Force Range is operated by Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., and provides a place for realistic training of ground and air forces, vital to operational readiness.

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