Accession Number:

ADA633611

Title:

Environmental Assessment: Employment of the 2.75-Inch Rocket at Saylor Creek Air Force Range

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CH2M HILL WORLD HEADQUARTERS ENGLEWOOD CO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

93.0

Abstract:

Based on the analysis in the final Environmental Assessment, the Air Force has selected Alternative B - Proposed Action. The Proposed Action would allow a variety of munitions and training ordnance, including the M156 White Phosphorus munition, to be employed on SCAFR to support the Combat Search and Rescue CSAR mission of the Idaho Air National Guard IDANG 190th Fighter Squadron and the Idaho Army National Guard IDARNG 1-183d Attack Battalion stationed at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. The intent of the proposed action is to provide effective, efficient, and realistic training for the IDANG 190th Fighter Squadron and the IDARNG 1-183d Attack Battalion to become fully mission-capable in CSAR mission, which includes tactical day or night mark employment opportunities. Visible marks are essential during Air Strike Control, CSAR, and Joint Air Attack Training JAAT. The M156 White Phosphorus munition is the only munition currently available to the IDANG that is usable as a mark, especially at night. The proposed number of rockets and ordnance to be employed in the proposed action is the minimum needed to meet the purpose and need of the project. There would be no flexibility to meet new training requirements that may arise because of future deployments.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE