The C-2A was commissioned in the 1960s, refurbished in 1973 and again in 2010. It has reached the end of its service life, and must be replaced.
The purpose of the proposed action is to provide facilities and functions needed to support the replacement of the fixed-wing C-2A aircraft with the Navy V-22 tilt-rotor aircraft to meet operational demands and enhance the Navy’s logistics support mission. Navy V-22 aircraft will deliver personnel, mail and cargo to/from aircraft carriers from land-based supply centers in Norfolk and San Diego.
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The Draft EA summarizes the environmental effects of the proposed action, which includes replacing 27 legacy C-2A aircraft operated by existing fleet logistics support squadrons with 38 Navy V-22 aircraft operated by fleet logistics support multi-mission squadrons; establishing a Navy V-22 training squadron for pilots and aircrews; establishing a maintenance school; constructing, renovating, and maintaining facilities to accommodate squadron aircraft and personnel; making adjustments to personnel levels associated with the Navy V-22 training squadron and maintenance school; and conducting Navy V-22 flight operations.
Based upon the analysis in the EA, the introduction of the Navy V-22 is expected to have only minor impacts on the environment and local community.
The public meetings will be conducted using an open house format with information displays and materials available for public review. There will be no formal presentation. Navy staff will be present to answer general questions on the proposed transition and the Draft EA.
Interested members of the public may arrive anytime during the duration of the open house. The Coronado public meetings will be held:
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Coronado Community Center 1845 Strand Way, Coronado 92118
Public input is an important part of this process, and the Navy encourages interested member of the public to review the document and provide comment. Comments on the Draft EA may be submitted at the meeting, using the public website (http://www.aftteis.com/navy-v-22) or at any time during the 30-day public comment period from January 4 through February 5, 2018, via U.S. mail, postmarked by February 5, to the following address:
Navy V-22 EA Project Manager (Code EV21JB) Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic Division 6506 Hampton Boulevard navy Norfolk, Virginia 23508
Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is thrilled to call Coronado home and raise her two children here. In her free time enjoys hitting the gym, reading, and walking her dog around the “island.”Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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