Marine Corps Outlying Field Atlantic
The OLF Atlantic area consists of approximately 1,500 acres located seven miles southeast of BT-11, between Barry Bay and the Core Sound. Access is by county road. Piney Island and OLF Atlantic are the predominate areas of the MAEWR. Air-to-ground exercises and chaff permitted with restrictions. Various threat emitters are located on OLF Atlantic. Most threats are integrated with TACTS. This area contains numerous electronic warfare (EW) threat emitters and simulated targets for the No Drop Weapons Systems (NDWS) of TACTS. The OLF Atlantic area is available continuously.
Atlantic Outlying Field is a training facility in the Down East area of Carteret County. Atlantic Outlying Field is a 1,514-acre facility in the community of Atlantic. No protected (threatened or endangered) or significantly are species are documented as occurring within the construction areas at MCAS New River, MCAS Cherry Point, or OLF Oak Grove. At OLF Atlantic, no federally protected (threatened or endangered) species have been documented as occurring. One state endangered/federal species of concern, the Carolina goldenrod, and four state significantly rare species are present near the runways at OLF Atlantic. While no construction would occur at OLF Atlantic under the proposed action, downdraft from the V-22 could damage fragile species.