Ground Combat Training Squadron Complex Final Environmental Assessment
SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP SHALIMAR FL
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The Air Force proposes to relocate the Air Force Materiel Command AFMC Ground Combat Training Squadron GCTS training area and construction of a new complex at Eglin Air Force Base AFB, Florida to the adjacent parcel of land known as the Triangle across Hwy. 85. The GCTS provides the facilities, infrastructure, and personnel for training approximately 1,500 students annually for combat operations. The Triangle is a wooded area encompassed by Hwy. 189, Hwy. 85, and General Bond Boulevard. The GCTS training area is currently located at Base Tango, between the West Gate Shoppette and the 33rd Fighter Wing on Eglin Main Base. No permanent structures would be constructed at the Triangle, and only minor tree clearing would occur at that location. The Air Force proposes to continue to use Base Tango and would construct facilities for garrison operations barracks, weapon cleaning pavilion, warehouse, classrooms, administrative facilities and fuel storage tanks at Base Tango. Facilities would be single and multi-story with reinforced concrete foundations, split-faced concrete block over steel frames, and have sloped standing seam metal roofs. Facilities would comply with Department of Defense force protection requirements according to unified facilities criteria. The total facility construction area is 42,291 square feet. Existing substandard facilities totaling 27,965 square feet would be demolished.
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