Range Air Installations Compatible Use Zones (RAICUZ) Program
In the late 1990s, the Navy recognized that it has an obligation to citizens and local government decision makers to recommend land uses around its installations, so the Navy and the Marine Corps established the Range Air Installations Compatible Use Zones (RAICUZ) Program.
The objective of the RAICUZ program is to achieve compatibility between air-to-ground ranges, existing and proposed land use, and airspace in the vicinity of naval range installations.
The program's ultimate goals are to protect citizens from hazards and noise from the use of weapons and munitions used for military readiness activities, while protecting the public's investment in the installation and the military readiness it provides to our nation.
Key components of a RAICUZ study include the following:
Range Air Installations Compatible Use Zone Studies
The completed RAICUZ study is a critical tool to help promote compatible land use planning around air-to-ground ranges; it is a public document provided to local government agencies, decision makers, planners and communities.
Click the links below to access current completed U.S. Fleet Forces RAICUZ studies: