Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Realignment of F/A-18 Aircraft and Operational Functions from Naval Air Station (NAS) Cecil Field, Florida, to Other East Coast Installations
NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND NORFOLK VA ATLANTIC DIV
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This Draft Environmental Impact Statement DEIS addresses the environmental issues associated with the realignment of FA-18 aircraft i.e., fleet squadrons and the Fleet Replacement Squadron FRS and operational functions from Naval Air Station NAS Cecil Field, Florida, which is scheduled to close, to other Navy and Marine Corps air stations on the East Coast. This proposed realignment is associated with the Navys implementation of the 1995 mandated list of realignments prepared by the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission. The proposed action consists of the transfer of 11 FA-18 fleet squadrons 132 aircraft and the FRS 48 aircraft 180 total aircraft from NAS Cecil Field. The DEIS assesses five reasonable alternative realignment scenarios ARSs for the transfer of FA-18 aircraft and personnel ARS 1 Realignment of 11 FA-18 fleet squadrons 132 aircraft and the FA- 18 FRS 48 aircraft 180 total aircraft to NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach, Virginia ARS 2 Realignment of two FA-18 fleet squadrons 24 aircraft to Marine Corps Air Station MCAS Beaufort, South Carolina, and realignment of nine fleet squadrons and the FRS 156 total aircraft to NAS Oceana ARS 3 Realignment of three FA-18 fleet squadrons 36 aircraft to MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina, and realignment of eight fleet squadrons and the FRS 144 total aircraft to NAS Oceana ARS 4 Realignment of five FA-18 fleet squadrons 60 aircraft to MCAS Beaufort and realignment of six fleet squadrons and the FRS 120 total aircraft to NAS Oceana and ARS 5 Realignment of five FA-18 fleet squadrons 60 aircraft to MCAS Cherry Point and realignment of six fleet squadrons and the FRS 120 total aircraft to NAS Oceana.
- Attack and Fighter Aircraft
- Terminal Flight Facilities
- Administration and Management