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Final Environmental Assessment for Proposed Construction of New and Updated Training Facilities at Maxwell Air Force Base

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Final rept.

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The proposed action includes new construction and upgrades to facilities in order to accommodate increased training requirements for Air Force personnel. The proposed action would include the following five areas 1 construction of a new small arms firing range training facility 2 construction of a new dormitory and dining hallmulti-purpose facility for trainees 3 construction of a new covered training area and equipment issue and storage support building 4 establishment of a new Evasion and Conduct After Capture Course at Maxwell AFB, which would require construction of a specialized tactical training area and the renovation of one facility for expeditionary training 5 upgrades to the grounds and related permanent support structures at Blue Thunder expeditionary training area. All of the proposed new facilities would be constructed on previously disturbed land within the boundaries of Maxwell AFB. The No Action Alternative is to continue use of existing training facilities at Maxwell AFB. This would result in continued problems with training schedules, dining schedules, and space for housing and training. Continued use of existing facilities may hamper or prevent the required training of Air Force trainees and possibly leave them unprepared for combat and deployment situations. Resources considered in this environmental assessment are air quality, noise, land use geological resources, water resources, transportation and circulation, cultural resources socioeconomics, biological resources, environmental justice, hazardous materials and wastes, and utilities. After considering the potential environmental consequences, the Air Force will decide whether to implement the Proposed Action or the No Action Alternative.

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  • Civil Engineering
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

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