Author: By Katie Newton, Louisville District Public Affairs
  • July

    Dealing with Danger

    Over Memorial Day weekend, an Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) - a 4.2-inch white phosphorous mortar projectile - was found in the Dolly Sods Wilderness Area (DSWA) of West Virginia by Boy Scouts who were backpacking and camping in thearea. Dolly Sods, which is a popular area for outdoor activities such as hiking, backpacking, camping and viewing wildlife, plants and birds native to the area, is part of the West Virginia Maneuver Area (WVMA), a Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS), which was used by the Army for live fire training and maneuvers during World War II.