Accession Number : ADA630568


Title :   Environmental Assessment: Multiple Projects at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP MCLEAN VA


Personal Author(s) : Wells, Kent R ; Divine, Robin ; Wark, Victoria ; Elliott, Benjamin ; Johnson, Carol


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a630568.pdf


Report Date : 17 May 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 145


Abstract : The Air Force must maintain the highest level of quality education and training for its force structure. Currently, certain facilities at Laughlin AFB are undersized or inadequately configured to maintain existing mission requirements and support functions. Replacement and/or upgrade of these facilities are needed to enable the installation to accomplish its mission and meet the personnel support requirements. The Air Force is proposing to construct three new facilities and modify three existing facilities to improve the ability of Laughlin AFB to support the Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training (SUPT) Program conducted at the base. As part of this effort, seven old, deteriorated buildings on the installation would be demolished in association with the new construction activities. In an effort to upgrade and replace inadequate facilities to meet the current demand, the Air Force is proposing to construct various facilities as part of the modification to the existing Laughlin Southwinds Marina Complex. There would be some demolition activities associated with the proposed efforts at the marina complex. An alternative siting scenario was developed for the proposed facilities at the marina complex. Conversely, the Air Force could select to take no action \201no-action alternative\202. The following biophysical resources were identified for study at Laughlin AFB: noise, air quality, earth resources, water resources, hazardous materials and hazardous waste biological resources, utilities and infrastructure, and socioeconomics.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *CONSTRUCTION , *MODIFICATION , *REPLACEMENT , AIR FORCE PERSONNEL , AIR QUALITY , BUILDINGS , DEMOLITION , ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , HAZARDOUS MATERIALS , HAZARDOUS WASTES , INFRASTRUCTURE , MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , MISSIONS , NOISE , WATER RESOURCES


Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE