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Missile Defense Agency to Host Public Meeting on Clear AFS Radar Facility Operations

Lockheed Martin

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency will host a public meeting Wednesday to talk about a new radar facility the agency is building at Clear Air Force Station.

The meeting will be held online and by telephone only, to prevent the risk of exposing members of the public to the coronavirus.

During the meeting, missile-defense officials will discuss a Draft Environmental Impact Statement the agency has compiled on the operations of the facility, known as the Long Range Discrimination Radar, or LRDR. The officials also will respond to questions from the public.

The LRDR is being built to provide much greater range and acuity for detecting and tracking incoming enemy missiles.
The online and telephonic meeting is part of the public comment process on the radar’s Draft EIS. The deadline to submit comments on the document is Dec. 21.
The meeting will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Members of the public may participate by calling toll-free to (855) 756-7520, and then entering a five-digit access code: 65743, or by going online to Comments may be submitted online through the Dec. 21 deadline.

Comments may also be submitted by email, addressed to; by fax, sent to (907) 644-2022; by voicemail, called-in to (256) 450-1599; or U.S. Post Service mail, addressed to:
c/o HDR
2525 C St., Suite 500
Anchorage, AK 99503
The Draft EIS may be downloaded by going online to, and clicking on the link that leads to the public meeting information page, then clicking on the LRDR Draft EIS Flyer link.
More information is available by contacting the LRDR EIS Project Team at (256) 450-1599 or by email at

Tim has worked in the news business for over three decades, mainly as a newspaper reporter and editor in southern Arizona. Tim first came to Alaska with his family in 1967, and grew up in Delta Junction before emigrating to the Lower 48 in 1977 to get a college education and see the world.