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Bombs, Bulls-eyes and a New National Monument
"From a campaign and education standpoint, the flights were a home run for us," said Jeff Steinborn of NMWA. "Not only were we able to help educate our community regarding the presence of the targets, but also make a more effective case for preservation of them with our congressional leaders. The addition of flying a WW II vet over the targets who had trained on them seventy years ago, proved to also be an invaluable resource for gaining incredible coverage of the trip as well as a new messenger for preservation."
"I flew with no preconceived ideas of what I might see," said reporter Steve Ramirez of the Las Cruces News, "So, the flight was very beneficial to me. It let me see things I'd never seen before. Lighthawk, and the New Mexico Wildnerness Alliance, made this pristine and remote area available to public view in a scope and scale that had never been seen before. Without [them], this wouldn't have been possible."
Read what New Mexico Wilderness Alliance has to say about the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument.