Environmental Assessment for Upgrades to Target and Road Facilities in the Oklahoma Range, Fort Greely, Alaska
AIR FORCE FIGHTER WING (354TH) EIELSON AFB AK
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Introduction The 354 FW directs operations, training, and support for F-16CG and AOA-10 precision weapons systems. They also oversee operations and training for Air Liaison Officer ALO and Tactical Air Control Party TAC-P combat teams that support ground operations through the lethal application of airpower. The 354 FW provides expeditionary combat ready forces for worldwide employment across the full spectrum of air and space operations. To facilitate this mission, Eielson Air Force Base Eielson operates range combat training facilities that are some of the finest in the world. The backbone of these facilities is the Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation ACMI system that was installed on US Army rangelands that comprise Eielson AFBs range facilities. The continued efficient and reliable operation of this range facility and training program is of vital importance to Eielson AFBs mission. Description of the Proposed Action The proposed action will result in upgrades to the existing trails and target array pads that comprise the Oklahoma Impact Area and related facilities. The proposed project would transform the existing earthen trails and target array pads into all weather roads and pads. Material for the proposed project would be obtained by mining gravel from Delta Creek and placing it on the existing trails. Approximately 796,200 cubic yards of gravel would be required to complete the project.
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