US Army Corps of Engineers
Far East District

New range complex nears completion

USACE FED
Published May 18, 2017
Pictured is Building 2506 located at Osan Air Base. This facility will be the new fully contained small arms range complex expected to be completed this summer.

Pictured is Building 2506 located at Osan Air Base. This facility will be the new fully contained small arms range complex expected to be completed this summer.

Warfighters assigned to Osan Air Base will soon have a new facility to improve their marksmanship.

The Far East District Central Resident Office is providing construction surveillance on a 1,710 square meter fully contained small arms range complex. It will utilize conventional design and construction methods that will accommodate the 51st Fighter Wing’s mission, operations and activities.

Some of the upgrades to the site are vehicle parking areas, an access road, and sidewalks. Three old facilities are being demolished as a part of the upgrades. 

Daniel Koo, Central Resident Office Project Engineer, is currently leading this project and said the range will offer a multitude of ways to help maintain servicemembers weapons qualifications.

 “The old one did not have enough target lanes, this one will provide 14 lanes,” said Koo.

Besides the 14 lanes the facility will also include a classroom, weapons cleaning area and supporting areas.

This is Koo’s first time working on a small arms range and he said he is quite pleased with the progress so far.

“I am pretty happy, because there have been no accidents and the contractors are really doing well,” said Koo. “The commander visited last month and he saw the current work and he was pretty happy.”

The final inspection date for the small arms range is scheduled for late summer.