Accession Number : ADA609082
Title : Environmental Assessment for the MC-12 Training Squadron Beddown
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : AIR COMBAT COMMAND LANGLEY AFB VA
Personal Author(s) : Calder, Don ; Forsyth, Nicole ; Ingram, Chris ; Peters, Dennis ; Reid, Maria ; Cothron, Chris ; Hadden, Shalise ; Kolian, Steve ; Overholser, Lynn ; Schaeffer, Curt
Report Date : Mar 2011
Pagination or Media Count : 298
Abstract : The U.S. Air Force (USAF), Headquarters Air Combat Command (ACC), proposes to beddown two MC-12 squadrons and 42 MC-12 aircraft at a permanent location (Proposed Action). Currently, there is a temporary mission qualification training (MQT) detachment for the MC-12 aircraft at Key Field Air National Guard Base (ANGB) in Meridian, Mississippi. There are 30 MC-12 aircraft deployed in the U.S. Central Command s (USCENTCOM) Area of Responsibility (AOR). Five additional aircraft have been purchased and will be delivered to the AOR in the near future. The remaining seven MC-12 aircraft are stationed at the temporary MQT detachment at Key Field ANGB and would be moved to the permanent installation once it is selected. The beddown will consist of up to 874 personnel (711 staff and 163 contract support). The Proposed Action would also involve construction and renovation of facilities to support the beddown. Four alternatives, including the No Action Alternative, were analyzed in detail in the environmental assessment (EA). Under any of the three action alternatives, two squadrons, consisting of 711 permanent party personnel, would beddown at the installation, supported by 163 contractor personnel. One squadron would consist of 22 primary aircraft and approximately 270 personnel and would include operations, training, and testing functions. The second squadron would consist of 15 primary aircraft and approximately 242 personnel and would include operations functions only. In addition, there would be five backup aircraft. The force structure would therefore consist of 37 primary MC-12 aircraft along with 5 backup aircraft, for a total of 42 MC-12 aircraft. Annual sorties anticipated for MC-12 training would be approximately 3,420 daytime sorties and 900 nighttime sorties for a total of 4,320 sorties per year. Annual airfield operations are anticipated to be approximately 15,000 operations per year.
Descriptors : *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , *MILITARY FACILITIES , *SQUADRONS , AIR QUALITY , AIR SPACE , CLIMATE , CULTURAL RESOURCES , FISHES , GEOLOGY , HAZARDOUS MATERIALS , HEALTH , INFRASTRUCTURE , MILITARY PERSONNEL , MILITARY TRAINING , NOISE , SAFETY , SOILS , TOPOGRAPHY , TRANSPORTATION , WASTE MANAGEMENT , WATER , WETLANDS
Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
Military Forces and Organizations
Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Environmental Health and Safety
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE