A Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and proposed Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) have been prepared by the National Guard Bureau and United States Air Force to analyze the impacts of providing dedicated contract adversary air (ADAIR) sorties for Combat Air Forces training at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), Hawaii.
The Proposed Action includes the establishment of an estimated 91 contracted maintainers and 18 contracted pilots who would operate an estimated 14 contractor aircraft to fly an estimated 3,100 annual sorties in special use airspace off the coast of Hawaii to support the 154th Wing, 15th Wing, and other units supported by JBPHH. JBPHH has existing facilities to support the Proposed Action that are available for use and require minimal modification. They are located around the existing airfield and runway and include the necessary ramp space; maintenance space; operational space; petroleum, oil, and lubricants storage; runway access; and associated parking to support the contract ADAIR mission.
An electronic copy of the Final EA and proposed FONSI can also be found HERE (32MB).