Undated US Army Corps of Engineers
Los Angeles District History
This is a debris removal project located
on land under the control of the Bureau of Land Management in
the Ridgecrest Resource Area. In the past the site was the location
of a beacon tower isolated on Red Mountain peak at an elevation
of 5,300 feet, which is 1,600 feet above the nearest jeep trail.
Currently there is no structure, there is only a concrete slab
(approx. 40 square feet) and miscellaneous debris. Site access
is limited to either foot travel or air travel (helicoptor).
The United States Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management
has proposed that a project be approved under the Defense Environmental
Restoration Program to remove structures and restore Bureau of
Land Management land in the Ridgecrest Resource Area. The work
the Bureau of Land Management has requested to be accomplished
is the removal of existing structures and appurtenances that
were built as part of beacon tower site.
The site involved in the proposed project is an appurtenance
of George AFB, located in a portion of the Ridgecrest Resource
Area known as Red Mountain Light Annex. The Air Force enjoyed
exclusive use of the 0.10 acre site under a letter permit (RO
7693) to the Department of the Air Force through the Corps of
Engineers dated 4 August 1966. On March 12, 1968 the site was
designated an off-base installation of George Air Force Base
under the jurisdiction of the Twelfth Air Force and given the
name Red Mountain Light Annex.
According to the records of the Los Angeles District there has
not been a, request made to dispose of the site.
The facility has been determined to be excess to Air Force requirements,
as a consequence, the Air Force has removed its personal property.
No official action has been taken to return the site to public
domain. Action will begin now to relinquish Air Force control
of the site.
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