Accession Number : ADA636192


Title :   Construction of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Facility Moody Air Force Base, Georgia Environmental Assessment


Corporate Author : 23D AIR FORCE WING MOODY AFB GA


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a636192.pdf


Report Date : Jul 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 61


Abstract : Moody Air Force Base (AFB) proposes to construct a new explosives ordnance disposal flight (EOD) facility. The purpose of this action is to replace an outdated facility that was not configured to support current EOD mission requirements and to relocate the facility to a new site that would increase the ability of the flight to conduct explosives safety training. Currently, the EOD flight is housed in a wooden facility that was constructed in 1954 and is in need of major repairs because of improper configuration, an aged electrical system, termite damage, and a leaking roof. With EOD manning rates 40% higher than in 2006 and a corresponding increase in equipment and vehicles, the current facility is not capable of adequately housing and meeting the needs of the EOD flight. The proposed EOD facility will contain state-of-the-art equipment, and will be sized appropriately to contain personnel, equipment, and vehicles. Additionally, the relocation of the facility will increase efficiency by relocating personnel closer to the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance (CATM) and EOD ranges and isolating the facility from other assets to maximize the ability to conduct explosives safety training. The facility will be approximately 12,000 square feet (120 by 100 feet) with a 4,800 square feet (60 by 80 feet) parking lot and fenced compound immediately adjacent to the facility. The facility will be constructed in two phases: Phase 1 -- a 7,000 square feet (70 by 100 feet) building with 4,800 square feet parking lot; Phase 2 -- a 5,000 square feet (50 x 100 feet) adjacent building. The facility will consist of a reinforced concrete foundation and floor slab, concrete framing, insulated maintenance-free exterior masonry walls, and a standing seam metal roof. The facility will contain state-of-the-art communication, electrical, fire protection, heating, air conditioning, and ventilation systems to meet the needs of the EOD flight.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *CONSTRUCTION , *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , CONTAMINANTS , CULTURAL RESOURCES , ENDANGERED SPECIES , EROSION , EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL , EXPLOSIVES , HAZARDOUS MATERIALS , LEGISLATION , POLLUTION , SAFETY , SEDIMENTATION , STANDARDS , VEGETATION , WATER RESOURCES , WILDLIFE


Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Environmental Health and Safety


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE