Environmental Assessment for EOD Stand-Up at NAS Fort Worth JRB
GULF COAST ARCHITECTURAL GROUP INC PENSACOLA FL
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NAS Fort Worth JRB, formerly Carswell Air Force Base AFB, is now a joint defense facility under the command of Commander Navy Installations Command since 1 October 1994. The mission of NAS Fort Worth JRB is to provide unsurpassed support and quality training for Reserve and Guard war fighters in all branches of the Armed Services. The Joint Base serves the reservists, active duty tenants, and surrounding communities. NAS Fort Worth JRB is headquarters HQ for the Tenth Air Force, home to the 301st Fighter Wing 301 FW of the Air Force Reserve Command AFRC. AFRC has gained more than 4,000 manpower authorizations, a portion of which included EOD personnel. The Mission Support GroupEnvironmental Flight 301 MSGCEV is conducting an Environmental Assessment EA to determine potential environmental consequences from the stand-up of an explosive ordnance disposal EOD unit. The purpose for the Proposed Action is to stand up a new EOD Flight and to provide necessary facility space for EOD operations and training ranges. The Proposed Action is needed to increase AFRCs ability to address current and emerging missions by adding EOD personnel to existing and new units to reduce the overall operational stress on the total force. The 301 EOD Flight would consist of 14 total personnel, 6 ActiveGuard Reservists AGR and 8 Traditional Reservists TR. Stand-up of the new EOD Flight also would reduce the amount of time currently required for responding to military and civil government munitions hazards in the area. This would reduce potential impact to NAS Fort Worth JRB missions by reducing the amount of time personnel would be excluded from cordoned areas during a munitions hazard event. Further, the presence of an EOD Flight on the installation would reduce the overall response time needed to address military munitions found outside of military installations in the local area.
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