Accession Number : ADA268478


Title :   Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Inactivation of Strategic Air Command, Tactical Air Command, and Military Airlift Command and the Activation of Air Combat Command and Air Mobility Command


Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a268478.pdf


Report Date : Nov 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 42


Abstract : The Air Force proposes to inactivate Strategic Air Command (SAC), Tactical Air Command (TAC), and Military Airlift Command (MAC). The purpose of inactivating these three major commands is to combine their assets into two commands. This action, referred to as 'Air Force Reorganization, recognizes a changing global security landscape, incorporates lessons learned from Operation Desert Storm, and would allow the Air Force to retain a cohesive combat capability within the constraints of decreasing defense budgets through consolidation. This environmental assessment (EA) includes the cumulative impacts associated with the President's announcement to establish a new, unified command, United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM). USSTRATCOM will be established at Offutt AFB, and thereby take advantage of existing command and control and hardened facilities. The proposed action along with the cumulative actions such as the constitution of USSTRATCOM would result in a net decrease in manpower authorizations at Offutt AFB, and increases at Langley and Scott AFBs. Alternatives examined included moving the new command headquarters to Offutt AFB and not inactivating Headquarters SAC, TAC and MAC. water resources, solid waste and wastewater, and transportation are expected to range from beneficial to minimal impact at the three locations for the proposed action.


Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT , *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , TRANSPORTATION , WARFARE , AIR FORCE , UNITED STATES , POLICIES , OPERATION , TACTICAL AIR COMMAND , STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND , NETS , MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS , SOLID WASTES , WATER RESOURCES , AIR QUALITY , STORMS , MANPOWER , LESSONS LEARNED , WASTE WATER , FACILITIES , SECURITY , REDUCTION


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Environmental Health and Safety


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE