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Environmental Assessment for the MC-12 Training Squadron Beddown

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The U.S. Air Force USAF, Headquarters Air Combat Command ACC, proposes to beddown two MC-12 squadrons and 42 MC-12 aircraft at a permanent location Proposed Action. Currently, there is a temporary mission qualification training MQT detachment for the MC-12 aircraft at Key Field Air National Guard Base ANGB in Meridian, Mississippi. There are 30 MC-12 aircraft deployed in the U.S. Central Command s USCENTCOM Area of Responsibility AOR. Five additional aircraft have been purchased and will be delivered to the AOR in the near future. The remaining seven MC-12 aircraft are stationed at the temporary MQT detachment at Key Field ANGB and would be moved to the permanent installation once it is selected. The beddown will consist of up to 874 personnel 711 staff and 163 contract support. The Proposed Action would also involve construction and renovation of facilities to support the beddown. Four alternatives, including the No Action Alternative, were analyzed in detail in the environmental assessment EA. Under any of the three action alternatives, two squadrons, consisting of 711 permanent party personnel, would beddown at the installation, supported by 163 contractor personnel. One squadron would consist of 22 primary aircraft and approximately 270 personnel and would include operations, training, and testing functions. The second squadron would consist of 15 primary aircraft and approximately 242 personnel and would include operations functions only. In addition, there would be five backup aircraft. The force structure would therefore consist of 37 primary MC-12 aircraft along with 5 backup aircraft, for a total of 42 MC-12 aircraft. Annual sorties anticipated for MC-12 training would be approximately 3,420 daytime sorties and 900 nighttime sorties for a total of 4,320 sorties per year. Annual airfield operations are anticipated to be approximately 15,000 operations per year.

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  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Environmental Health and Safety

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