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Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Armed Forces Reserve Center/Organizational Maintenance Shop at Nellis Air Force Base

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In the spring of 1993, representatives from the linited States U.S Army approached Nellis Air Force Base AFBJ about the potential for constructing an Armed Forces Reserve Center and Organizational Maintenance Shop AFRCOMS at Nellis AFB, near Las Vegas, Nevada. The existing Reserve facilities,.Iocated at the southeastern edge of the Las Vegas city limits, were built for the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves in the early 1960s. It is overcrowded and Uimot meet operational requirements. The lack of sufficient, suitable real estate for expansion in the nearby area further contributes to the overcrowded condition. Discussions with Nellis AFB have identified a proposed construction site for the AFRCOMS facility and two possible actjoil alternatives on Base property. A 16.5-acre parcel has been identified as a potential sitf n Area I1I of Nellis AFB that would satisfy the needs of the proposed facility. The planned facility would serve as the base of operations for approximately 700 Reservists and consist of three permanent buildings and parking for personnel and military vehicles. The purpose of the proposed action is to construct a new AFRCOMS that would fulfill the operational maintenance and training needs of the three Reserve organizations and allow each Branch of the military to fulfill their mission objectives of providing well trained personnel for rapid deployment in the event of war or national emergency. H approved, construction expected to start on the proposed facility in fiscal year 1996 and be completed in fiscal year 1997. This environmental assessment EA evaluates the impacts of the proposed AFRCOMS facility, two action alternative sites, and no action.

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  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Environmental Health and Safety

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