Accession Number:

ADA612382

Title:

Environmental Impact Statement for the Modernization and Enhancement of Ranges, Airspace, and Training Areas in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex in Alaska. Volume 1 - Executive Summary, Chapters 1 through 10

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP SHALIMAR FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

918.0

Abstract:

As joint war fighting doctrine has developed since the end of the Cold War and after September 11, 2001, as new weapons systems and platforms come on-line, and as joint context training has evolved, the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex JPARC, under its current configuration, can no longer fully meet the training and testing requirements for forces stationed in, and exercises occurring in and near, Alaska. The purpose of the JPARC proposed actions is to modernize and enhance JPARC in Alaska and to best support the military exercises in and near Alaska. JPARC modernizations and enhancements would enable realistic joint training and testing to support emerging technologies, respond to recent battlefield experiences, and train with tactics and new weapons systems to meet combat and national security needs. Pursuant to guidance and philosophy found in DoD Directive 1322.18, Military Training, and in the Commander PACOMs Alaska Joint Training Program of Excellence, Alaskan Command ALCOM, as the DoDs regional joint headquarters in Alaska, has coordinated with the Services to develop a strategy to identify joint training opportunities in Alaska, maximize the utilization of training resources, and improve joint context training at all levels. The JPARC Modernization and Enhancement EIS evaluated the potential environmental impacts for the reasonably foreseeable proposed projects associated with this strategy.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE