Accession Number:

ADA608513

Title:

Environmental Assessment for A-29 Light Air Support (LAS) Training Beddown

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-08-21

Pagination or Media Count:

322.0

Abstract:

The Department of Defense DoD is considering temporarily basing an Afghan Air Force AAF A-29 Light Air Support LAS training unit at a United States Air Force USAF installation in the continental United States CONUS. This is to ensure the AAF receives the support and training it needs to safely and effectively employ this platform for conducting operations within their home country. Implementation of the A-29 LAS program would increase the AAFs capacity in airborne self-defense for their government and citizens. In support of International Security Assistance Force ISAF requirements, the US is procuring 20 A-29 LAS aircraft for the development of the AAF. The A-29 LAS training program would deliver desired sustainable capability for the AAF specifically, so that the AAF may safely and effectively employ the platform on their own starting in 2016. By receiving training in the US, American trainers and AAF trainees can focus on a qualification mission without being impacted by ongoing hostilities in the Afghanistan Theater of Operations.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE