Air Force seeking public input on proposed projects for AAFB


The U.S. Air Force is conducting public scoping for proposed infrastructure upgrades at Andersen Air Force Base, the 36th Wing announced today.


The proposed projects would include airfield pavements, an aircraft hangar, maintenance and utilities buildings, fuel systems, fencing and utilities, roadways and parking, stormwater management infrastructure and earth-covered magazines. Project sites are adjacent to the northwest corner of the airfield and within the munitions storage area at AAFB.


Approximately 204 total acres would be disturbed during construction, which would either be developed sites or maintained vegetation once construction is complete.


The Air Force said no other short- or long-term notable impacts are currently anticipated.


Expected to take place over approximately seven years, the proposed projects are designed to enhance AAFB's capability to support permanent and rotational forces within the Indo-Pacific and "strengthen the U.S.’s ability to respond regionally and worldwide, in alignment with evolving Air Force and Department of Defense initiatives for the region," according to the Air Force.