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Final Environmental Assessment for Beddown of 24th Air Force

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In December 2005, the Air Force announced its new mission statement, to fly, fight and win in air, space, and cyberspace as an integral member of the Joint team that ensures our Nations freedom and security. To accomplish the cyberspace mission, the Air Force proposes to establish the 24 AF to serve as a new warfighting headquarters to present Air Force Cyberspace Forces to combatant commanders. This EA has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act to analyze the potential environmental consequences of the proposed beddown of the 24 AF at Lackland Air Force Base AFB, Texas or Peterson AFB, Colorado. The Proposed Action involves the Air Force building or occupying approximately 25,000 square feet of administrative space to serve as the 24 AF headquarters for 240 personnel. The Air Force would also require 19,000 square-feet of building space to serve as the 624th Operational Center OC for 220 personnel. A portion of 24 AF building space would be constructed in accordance with requirements to be a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility SCIF. Lackland AFB is the preferred alternative for the permanent beddown of the 24 AF. This option combines the use of Facilities 171, 178, 179, 2011, and 2058 for Initial Operational Capability IOC. Facilities 171, 178, and 179 would be occupied under a leaseback scenario from the Port of San Antonio. Facility 171 is the recommended Final Operational Capability FOC location. Peterson AFB was evaluated as an alternative for the beddown of the 24 AF. At Peterson AFB, Facility 1470 would be used for IOC and as the interim facility for FOC until a new facility is constructed. A new facility would be constructed for permanent FOC. Under the No-Action Alternative, the proposed 24 AF beddown would not occur. The current organizations performing the functional cyber warfare activities would continue to operate at their present locations.

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  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control
  • Environmental Health and Safety

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