Final Environmental Assessment for Aircraft Maintenance Operations Center
AIR FORCE FLYING TRAINING WING (14TH) COLUMBUS AFB MS
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The Aircraft Maintenance Contractors AMC, Quality Assurance Evaluators QAE, and T-38 Contractor Operated and Maintained Base Supply T-COMBS staff currently manage the daily flight schedule, direct all activities for 234 aircraft with over 85,000 flying hours each year, and provide launchrecovery support for 60,000 sorties each year. These personnel are currently located within three separate underutilized facilities Building 640 AMC, Building 634 QAE, and Building 642 T-COMBS. The existing facilities utilized for these functions are inadequate, with single-pane windows, un-insulated concrete walls, failing roofs, and failing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning HVAC systems. These facilities are greater than 50 years in age and were constructed in 1958 Building 640 and 1959 Buildings 634 and 642. The purpose of this project is to consolidate these three functions into one new Aircraft Maintenance Operations Center AMOC to continue mission activities. Consolidation of these functions is needed to reduce the Columbus AFB footprint and to assist in meeting Presidential Memorandum Memorandum Disposing of Unneeded Federal Real Estate, dated 10 June 2010 and U.S. Air Force USAF initiative Sustainable Installations and Air Force 2020 by 2020 goals of a 20 percent reduction in real property and associated operating costs by the year 2020. Additionally, the project is needed to remove facilities from the Airfield Clear Zone CZ Building 634 and facilities that no longer meet Anti-Terrorism AT requirements Building 640.
- Military Aircraft Operations
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Environmental Health and Safety