Environmental Assessment for the Aeromedical Evacuation Formal Training Unit, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
SHAW ENVIRONMENTAL AND INFRASTRUCTURE INC CINCINNATI OH
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The USAF proposes to establish the Aeromedical Evacuation AE Formal Training Unit FTU mission to WPAFB. The AE program is coordinated by the Air Mobility Command AMC of the USAF headquartered at Scott Air Force Base AFB. The AE FTU would be established to combine operational flight training and medical training. An administrative and training facility that provides a vigorous and flexible continuum of standardized training and education to flight nurses and aeromedical evacuation technicians is needed to be capable of applying safe operational and clinical patient care across the spectrum of AE flight operations in support of U.S. interests. There is currently no existing Mobility Air Forces MAF AE FTU with the exception of the Air Force Reserve Command AFRC AE FTU at Pope Air Field AF, North Carolina. A universal qualification training facility is needed to accommodate the AE FTU program. This EA evaluates the Proposed Action and the No Action Alternative. Resources considered in the impact analysis are airspace management, land use, air quality, noise, geological resources, water resources, biological resources, cultural resources, socioeconomics and environmental justice, infrastructure, health and safety, and hazardous materials and wastes. Analyses in this document identify that impacts are limited to minor short-term adverse impacts on air quality and noise resulting from the proposed construction activities related to the facility modifications. The EA was made available to the public on April 13, 2012, for a 15-day review period.
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