Environmental Impact Analysis Process. Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Proposed Closure of Kincheloe Air Force Base Michigan.
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The imperative need to manage the resources of the Air Force with less while maintaining the combat capability of its forces has led to a renewed review of all base operating functions, activities and installations. The Congress has also recognized this need and has mandated reductions in headquarters and support manpower. In this regard, the USAF has determined that the following candidate action would reduce excess capability and result in substantial resource savings without detriment to combat capability, and that this candidate action merits detailed study. The action is to inactivate the 449th Bombardment Wing and its supporting organizations, close Kincheloe AFB MI by end of FY 77 and declare the base excess to Air Force requirements. The 16 B-52H aircraft would be relocated, 14 to Ellsworth AFB SD and 2 to K.I. Sawyer AFB MI. The 16 KC-135 aircraft assigned to Kincheloe AFB would be relocated and transferred to the Air Reserve Forces. The FY 477 Kincheloe manpower authorizations of approximately 2700 military and 750 civilian positions would be eliminated.
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