Accession Number : ADA236774


Title :   Proposed Relocation of the 37th Tactical Fighter Wing and Other Tactical Force Structure Actions


Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a236774.pdf


Report Date : 09 May 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 453


Abstract : The United States Air Force proposes to relocate the 37th TFW from Tonopah Test Range(TTR), Nevada, to Holloman AFB, New Mexico, and other force structure actions at Holloman AFB, New Mexico. The final EIS assesses the potential environmental impacts of four alternatives affecting TTR, Holloman AFB, Nellis AFB, and affected communities in New Mexico and Nevada. The preferred action would relocate the 37th TFW and the GAF to Holloman AFB while inactivating the 49th TFW at Holloman AFB. This is a subset of the Holloman alternative in the Final EIS. This action will results in significant adverse socioeconomic impacts that result in moderate land-use impacts in the vicinity of Tonopah. The 37th TFW's F-117A nighttime aircraft operations are not expected to significantly impact people or biota due to the altitudes flows. Although the Holloman alternative introduces GAF aircraft noise on modified Military Training Routes in southeastern New Mexico and western Texas, the preferred action is not expected to have significant adverse impacts. All remaining impacts to Holloman AFB are negligible or beneficial. Impacts to resources in the vicinity of Nellis AFB are insignificant. The USAF is scheduled to sign the Record of Decision on June 17, 1991.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE , COMMUNITIES , IMPACT , ECONOMICS , ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT , ADVERSE CONDITIONS , ROUTING , NEW MEXICO , MILITARY TRAINING , RELOCATION , FLOW , ALTITUDE , TEXAS , SOCIOLOGY , AIRCRAFT NOISE , NEVADA , UNITED STATES


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Ecology
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


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