16 U.S. Code § 411 - Military maneuvers

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In order to obtain practical benefits of great value to the country from the establishment of national military parks, said parks and their approaches are declared to be national fields for military maneuvers for the Regular Army of the United States and the National Guard or militia of the States. Said parks shall be opened for such purposes only in the discretion of the Secretary of the Army, and under such regulations as he may prescribe.


(May 15, 1896, ch. 182, § 1,29 Stat. 120; July 26, 1947, ch. 343, title II, § 205(a),61 Stat. 501.)
Change of Name

Department of War designated Department of the Army and title of Secretary of War changed to Secretary of the Army by section 205(a) of act July 26, 1947, ch. 343, title II, 61 Stat. 501. Section 205(a) of act July 26, 1947, was repealed by section 53 of act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 641. Section 1 of act Aug. 10, 1956, enacted “Title 10, Armed Forces” which in sections 3010 to 3013 continued military Department of the Army under administrative supervision of Secretary of the Army.
Transfer of Functions

Administrative functions of certain national military parks transferred to Department of the Interior by Ex. Ord. No. 6166, § 2, June 10, 1933, and Ex. Ord. No. 6228, § 1, July 28, 1933, set out as a note under section 901 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
National Park Service substituted for Office of National Parks, Buildings, and Reservations referred to in Ex. Ord. No. 6166, § 2, June 10, 1933, by act Mar. 2, 1934, ch. 38, § 1,48 Stat. 389.
Secretary of the Air Force

For transfer of certain real property functions, insofar as they pertain to Air Force, to Secretary of the Air Force and Department of the Air Force, from Secretary of the Army and Department of the Army, see Secretary of Defense Transfer Order No. 14 [§ 2(31)], eff. July 1, 1948.


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