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Navy plan could expand Townsend bombing range

MCINTOSH, CO., GA (WTOC) - A new expansion could be heading to McIntosh County.

A Navy proposal could more than double the size of the Townsend bombing range near Darien. Officials said the range is currently too small to conduct all the necessary training to prepare pilots for combat.

If the range is expanded, air crews will be able to complete 93 percent of their requirements and save money from sending them out west for training.

Two public hearings will be held this month to discuss the proposal.

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