The U.S. Air Force has announced eight installations as candidate locations where it will potentially consolidate its Battlefield Airman training. The installations include: Eglin Air Force Base, Florida; Hurlburt Field, Florida; Joint Base San Antonio, Texas; Keesler AFB, Mississippi; Little Rock AFB, Arkansas; Patrick AFB, Florida; Shaw AFB, South Carolina; and Vandenberg AFB, California. The Air Force will now conduct detailed, on-the-ground evaluations (site surveys) of the candidate bases covering the full range of operational and infrastructure requirements. The Air Force will also analyze the potential environmental impacts at each location before a final basing decision is made. The preferred and reasonable alternatives are expected to be selected in early 2017.
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