Avon Park Air Force Range Joint Land Use Study

Developing the Joint Land Use Study

What is the JLUS?

The Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) is studying the planned land uses in the areas that surround the Range, and the military training needs of the armed forces to determine their compatibility.  The study is designed to protect public health, safety and welfare while safeguarding the ability of the military services and homeland security agencies to provide needed training on the Range. Military operations can be loud and can present safety concerns for civilian communities. Continue Reading…

Protecting Our Community, Preserving Our Freedom

Want to learn more about APAFR?

Avon Park Air Force Range is a 106,000 acre military training facility located in Polk and Highlands Counties. In addition to preparing our Nation’s troops, APAFR provides roughly 82,000 acres of land for public use and over 2,500 acres set aside for active military, Department of Defense employees, and retired veterans. The Fish, Wildlife, and Outdoor Recreation Program works in coordination with the Air Force to provide recreational opportunities to the public and military personnel. Learn More…

Living Near the Avon Park Air Force Range

Do you live near the APAFR?

Living near the Avon Park Air Force Range (APAFR) should not greatly impact your property or way of life. However, some restrictions may apply for the safety of the residents of the surrounding area and military personnel. We have compiled a list of things that you should be aware of while living near this military installation, including details regarding sound, height, BASH and lighting. For additional information, please contact a planner in your area. Read more…