CAMP PENDLETON EXERCISE

Effective 20-21, 23-25, 29 AUGUST 2013

During August 2013, the Department of the Navy will conduct an amphibious operations training exercise along the shoreline and within facilities associated with Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California. This exercise is essential to train Navy and Marine Corps units in planning, coordination and execution of amphibious landings and sea-to-shore operations. The exercises will include intensive, hazardous military aviation, and ground fire activities to include artillery live fire.

In order to support these hazardous activities, Restricted Airspace (R2503D) has been established adjacent to existing restricted area R-2503A/B. The R2503D’s airspace will be activated during designated periods throughout the exercises. A description and graphic depiction of the R2503D is contained in the following pages.

Military aircraft using the R2503D airspace will consist of light attack helicopters and fixed wing jet aircraft. Activities conducted will include helicopter escort, reconnaissance and simulated attack missions. In addition, fixed wing jet aircraft will conduct air strike routings through the R2503D airspace into the Camp Pendleton impact area.

All exercise air operations shall be conducted in VFR conditions.

Pilots wishing to transit the airspace or obtain status information should contact LONGRIFLE on frequency 123.2 or 310.3.

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