EAS is supporting the development of six simultaneous Environmental Assessments (EAs) for the Air Force Air Combat Command (ACC) and Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC). The EAs assess the potential environmental impacts of proposed dedicated contract ADAIR sorties to improve the quality of training and readiness of pilots at Joint Base Langley – Eustis, Virginia; Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland, Kelly Field Annex, Texas; Kingsley Field Air National Guard Base, Oregon; Eglin Air Force Base (AFB), Florida; Tyndall AFB, Florida; Joint Base Pearl Harbor – Hickam, Hawaii; and Holloman AFB, New Mexico.
The action includes elements affecting the base and military training airspace. The number and type of contract ADAIR aircraft, maintenance personnel, and pilots differ at each installation. Coordination among multiple government participants is critical to the success of the project and includes coordination with Headquarters Air Force (HAF), ACC, AFCEC, National Guard Bureau (NGB), U.S. Navy, US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mobile District, as wells pilots and staff at each of the six installations.
EAS is providing critical advisory, facilitation, and scheduling support for this highly complex project. EAS plans and leads a critical bi-weekly call with over 45 ACC, AFCEC, NGB, USACE, installation, and contractor personnel to review progress and next steps, fill data gaps, address critical issues, identify action items, and review and update the project schedule. Our staff also provide senior advisory services related to project approach, brainstorming resolution to challenges, data validation, stakeholder involvement, quality assurance/quality control, data collection and other aspects of the overall Air Force Project Statement of Work.