Accession Number:

ADA611246

Title:

Environmental Assessment East Coast Basing of C-17 Aircraft. Volume 1

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR MOBILITY COMMAND SCOTT AFB IL

Report Date:

2005-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

533.0

Abstract:

Headquarters, AMC has a need to base C-17 aircraft at an east coast active duty Air Force base as part of the airlift Mobility Transformation Plan to improve overall airlift capability. Under the Proposed Action, 12 C-17 aircraft and associated aircrews and aircraft maintenance personnel would be assigned to Dover AFB, Delaware. The action would also include relocating 16 of Dover AFBs C-5 aircraft to an air reserve component ARC installation. The C-17 aircrews would fly worldwide airlift missions as well as training sorties that include air refueling, low-level navigation training on 22 military training routes MTRs. Seven facility projects would be accomplished at Dover AFB as part of the Proposed Action. Under the McGuire AFB Alternative Action, an additional 12 C-17 aircraft and associated aircrews and aircraft maintenance personnel would be assigned to McGuire AFB, New Jersey, increasing the total number of C-17s to 24 aircraft. The additional C-17 aircrews would fly worldwide airlift missions as well as training sorties that include air refueling, low-level navigation training on 16 MTRs. Ten facility projects would be accomplished at McGuire AFB as part of the alternative. Under the Charleston AFB Alternative Action, an additional 12 C-17 aircraft and associated aircrews and aircraft maintenance personnel would be assigned to Charleston AFB South Carolina, increasing the total number of C-17s to 60 aircraft. The additional C-17 aircrews would fly worldwide airlift missions as well as training sorties that include air refueling, low-level navigation training on 17 MTRs. Seven facility projects would be accomplished at Charleston AFB as part of the alternative. Under the Dover AFB Alternative Action, 24 C-17 aircraft and associated aircrews and aircraft maintenance personnel would be assigned to Dover AFB. The action would also include relocating all 32 of Dover AFBs C-5 aircraft to an ARC installation.

Subject Categories:

  • Transport Aircraft
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE