Accession Number : ADA329792

Title :   Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Realignment of F/A-18 Aircraft and Operational Functions from Naval Air Station (NAS) Cecil Field, Florida, to Other East Coast Installations

Corporate Author : NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND NORFOLK VA ATLANTIC DIV

PDF Url : ADA329792

Report Date : 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 1036

Abstract : This Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) addresses the environmental issues associated with the realignment of F/A-18 aircraft (i.e., fleet squadrons and the Fleet Replacement Squadron FRS) and operational functions from Naval Air Station (NAS) Cecil Field, Florida, which is scheduled to close, to other Navy and Marine Corps air stations on the East Coast. This proposed realignment is associated with the Navy's implementation of the 1995 mandated list of realignments prepared by the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission. The proposed action consists of the transfer of 11 F/A-18 fleet squadrons (132 aircraft) and the FRS (48 aircraft) (180 total aircraft) from NAS Cecil Field. The DEIS assesses five reasonable alternative realignment scenarios (ARSs) for the transfer of F/A-18 aircraft and personnel: ARS 1: Realignment of 11 F/A-18 fleet squadrons (132 aircraft) and the F/A- 18 FRS (48 aircraft) (180 total aircraft) to NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach, Virginia; ARS 2: Realignment of two F/A-18 fleet squadrons (24 aircraft) to Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Beaufort, South Carolina, and realignment of nine fleet squadrons and the FRS (156 total aircraft) to NAS Oceana; ARS 3: Realignment of three F/A-18 fleet squadrons (36 aircraft) to MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina, and realignment of eight fleet squadrons and the FRS (144 total aircraft) to NAS Oceana; ARS 4: Realignment of five F/A-18 fleet squadrons (60 aircraft) to MCAS Beaufort; and realignment of six fleet squadrons and the FRS (120 total aircraft) to NAS Oceana; and ARS 5: Realignment of five F/A-18 fleet squadrons (60 aircraft) to MCAS Cherry Point and realignment of six fleet squadrons and the FRS (120 total aircraft) to NAS Oceana.

Descriptors :   *ATTACK AIRCRAFT, *JET FIGHTERS, *BASE CLOSURES, *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS, *NAVAL AIR STATIONS, VIRGINIA, MARINE CORPS, COASTAL REGIONS, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, MARINE ATMOSPHERES, INSTALLATION, NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA, FLORIDA, SQUADRONS.

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Terminal Flight Facilities
      Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE