Accession Number:

ADA634761

Title:

Environmental Assessment for Implementation of 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission Recommendations at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ALASKA RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES LLC FAIRBANKS AK

Report Date:

2007-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

The United States Air Force Air Force at Eielson AFB proposes the implementation of the 2005 BRAC Commission s mandated realignment of Eielson AFB. These actions include two major components. The first component is the transfer of all AOA-10 aircraft 18, currently operating as part of the 355 FS, to two bases with existing AOA-10 aircraft operations, Moody and Barksdale Air Force Bases. This will vacate 435,300 square feet of facility space, including hangers, equipment storage, and administrative offices. In addition the action would transfer all currently assigned personnel including pilots, maintenance, and logistical support personnel. Dependents of active duty personnel will also be transferred. The second component of the BRAC Commission s findings is to transfer of the Combat Alert Cell CAC Forward Operations Location FOL from Galena, Alaska to Eielson AFB. The FOL functions would include providing temporary aircraft hanger space, squadron support crew housing, and facility, maintenance and logistical support as required for the CAC. Activities would include mobilizing the 3rd Operations Support Squadron and deploying them to Eielson AFB 3 to 5 times per year as a FOL facility. Each event would be 1 to 2 weeks in duration with an accompanying contingency consisting of 3 to 6 F-15C aircraft and a support crew of up to 30 personnel flight, security and support crews. Eielson AFB could be used as an FOL to conduct training exercises, temporarily store aircraft, and stage during times of perceived or real threat. Since the proposed action is mandated by law and must be implemented, the only other alternative being analyzed is the no action alternative. The no action alternative represents the base as it is currently being operated.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE