Accession Number : ADA323079

Title :   Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Military Training in the Mariana Islands.

Corporate Author : NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND PEARL HARBOR HI PACIFIC DIV

PDF Url : ADA323079

Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 685

Abstract : The Commander, Naval Forces Marianas, acting for the Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Command, requires training for military forces in its area of responsibility. Approximately 4,600 personnel from the Air Force, Navy, Guam National Guard, Army Reserve, and Marine Corps comprise the force structure depending on Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) for training. Training is required to develop war fighting skills and to maintain a state of combat readiness in troops stationed on Guam as well as those stationed in Asia, various other Pacific islands, Hawaii, and Alaska. Most activities proposed in this EIS have been conducted previously in the proposed locations. Proposed activities include basic military occupational skills training, weapons certification, parachute and aviation certification, logistics training, tactical exercises, combined arms training for large groups, and joint-service exercises involving 1,000 or more personnel. Proposed training locations are active military bases on Guam (NAVACTS Ordnance Annex and Waterfront Annex, Andersen Air Force Base, including the Main Base, Northwest Field, and Andersen South, and two Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station sites), certain non-military properties on Guam and Rota, the Military Lease Area on Tinian, and the uninhabited island of Farallon de Medinilla.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FACILITIES, *MILITARY TRAINING, *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS, SKILLS, ECONOMIC IMPACT, COMBAT READINESS, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, LOGISTICS, MILITARY EXERCISES, WASTE MANAGEMENT, HISTORIC SITES, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES, TRAINING MANAGEMENT, PACIFIC OCEAN ISLANDS.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE