Environmental Impact Analysis of Proposed Realignment of Forces at Loring AFB, Maine.
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The proposed action involves reducing Loring AFB ME from its present strength to the level of a forward operating base. This reduction includes inactivation of the 42d Bombardment Wing and its supporting operational and maintenance squadrons. The fourteen B-52G aircraft at Loring AFB would be relocated to other bases at the rate of 1 or 2 per base. The thirty KC-135 aircraft at Loring AFB would be transferred to the Air Force Reserve. Special mission requirements including the 4000th Aerospace Application Group and the 49th Fighter Interceptor Squadron detachment 2 - F106 aircraft would remain at Loring AFB. A strategic squadron would be activated to maintain the base as a forward operating location. Current manpower authorization at Loring AFB is 3328 military and 656 civilian positions. The proposed action would eliminate 2750 military and 465 civilian positions leaving a residual manpower of 578 military and 191 civilian positions based on maximum reliance on contractual services for base operating support. Flying operations for B-52G and KC-135 aircraft would be reduced from 354 B-52G and 671 KC-135A takeoffs, landings and go-rounds per month to zero and 25, respectively. The approximate 64 takeoffs, landings, and go-rounds per month for F-106 aircraft would be unchanged.
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