El Centro Rocket Target Range #2 - Imperial County, CA

El Centro Rocket Target No. 2 (#93)  is a Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS) located approximately 14 miles northwest of the city of El Centro in Imperial County, CA. The  property has one Munitions Response Site (MRS-01) named “El Centro Rocket Target No. 2 (#93)” which was used from 1944 to 1946 by the U.S. Navy as a rocket, bombing and strafing target for Fleet Unit Training. The Rocket Range is approximately 2,304 acres and is primarily owned by Bureau of Land Management and a number of private owners.

Upcoming Public Engagements

Investigation at El Centro Rocket Target Range No. 2 (#93) and the Holtville Rocket Target 1R (#94) Formerly Used Defense Sites
USACE will conduct a virtual public meeting to present information on the upcoming Remedial Investigation at the El Centro Rocket Target Range No. 2 (#93) and the Holtville Rocket Target 1R (#94) Munitions Response Sites. These munition response sites are Formerly Used Defense Sites located in Imperial County, California. They were used during World War II by the U.S. Navy for training purposes. 

Virtual Public Meeting
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
5:30 p.m. 

Access the virtual public meeting: https://parsons.webex.com/parsons/j.php?MTID=m4de853d3889d96463994266d9c8460b3

Call in to the virtual public meeting: 
Phone number: 1-833-752-1090
Access Code: 1460 23 3190
Password: 69835996


What are Formerly Used Defense Sites?

During the past two centuries, the Department of Defense (DOD) has used land throughout the United States to train soldiers, airmen, sailors and Marines to ensure the nation's military readiness. As training and testing needs changed, DOD obtained property or returned the property to private or public uses.  Today, the DOD is responsible for the environmental restoration (cleanup) of contamination caused by the DOD on properties that were formerly owned by, leased to, or otherwise possessed by the United States and under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Defense prior to October 1986. Such properties are known as Formerly Used Defense Sites or FUDS. The U.S. Army is the DOD’s lead agent for the FUDS Program. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) executes the FUDS Program on behalf of the U.S. Army and DOD. The U.S. Army and DOD are dedicated to protecting human health and the environment by investigating and, if required, cleaning up possible contamination that may remain on these properties from past DOD activities.

Three Rs of Explosives Safety: Recognize, Retreat, Report

Study Area Location Map
Project Location Map


Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding either the USACE FUDS Program or the El Centro Rocket Target Range #2, please contact:

Sacramento District Public Affairs Office
(916) 557-5100

Sacramento FUDS Program Manager: 
(916) 557-6884