The Range Patrol Section enforces the installation range regulations. The Range Patrolmen are tasked by the RCF and provide the first response to any situation within the RTA and SUA of the Guadalcanal Training Complex.
Bypassing locked gates is not authorized for any reason. Gates are locked to prohibit access to live fire areas in use. Bypassing locked gates could result in property damage, injury or death. Do not bypass gates for physical training, hunting or any other activity. Bypassing locked gates is a violation of federal law and can result in a federal trespassing violation.
Training units must request post inspections from the RCF. Post inspections are conducted during daylight hours only. Concertina wire, sandbags, engineer tape and other training aids must be removed before the Range Patrolman arrives to conduct the inspection. LZ and DZ inspections will encompass not only the LZ/DZ itself but also 25 meters into the tree line. Patrolmen will accept all range gear onsite after a satisfactory post inspection is complete; all signed out gear must be present for turn in to the Range Patrolman.
Due to the configuration of locked gates, certain ground movements (i.e. hike routes) must be escorted by a Range Patrolmen. Any route that allows one unit access to another units live fire must be escorted by a Range Patrolmen. At no time will a unit be given gate keys that will allow them access into other units SDZ. The escort will unlock and lock gates as required along the route.
Patrol Escorts must be coordinated through the Range Scheduling Section and indicated in the units RFMSS request.
PRIVATELY OWNED VEHICLES IN THE RTA
POVs are not allowed in an active RTA except as authorized by RMB. POVs may only operate on improved surface roads open to normal vehicular traffic. Any form of off-road recreational travel is strictly prohibited. Violators are subject to administrative action, to include federal trespassing/traffic citations and towing at the owner's expense. POVs may be used in the RTA as transportation for specific range exercises, classes, etc. as coordinated by the ROIC/RSO.
Use of a POV as the designated safety vehicle or to evacuate any casualties is strictly prohibited. POV's will not block access to any RTA. Unrestricted access must be maintained for safety and medical evacuation considerations. If authorized, operation of POV's as transportation to or from training is authorized at the risk of the owner/operator.
For non-scheduled events such as range reconnaissance, it is necessary for the driver of the vehicle to check-in at the Range Scheduling Section and receive specific authorization prior to departing for a particular area.
Hunters possessing a hunting pass issued by the Game Check Station may park their POV in the designated parking areas identified in the MCB Hunting and Fishing regulations. Official operation of vehicles off-road by hunters must be coordinated with and approved by RMB on a case-by-case basis.