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AFSOC Scoping Meeting


DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – The Department of the Air Force (DAF) is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential environmental impact associated with the transformation of the 492nd Special Operations Wing (492nd SOW) in an Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) Power Projection Wing (PPW) at Davis-Monthan (DM) AFB.

This PPW would include the 492nd SOW, the 6th and 319th Special Operations Squadrons, an MC-130J squadron, activation of an Intelligence Squadron (IS) as a geographically separated unit under the Air Combat Command (ACC) 361st Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group (361 ISRG), and Special Tactics and Special Operations Theater Air Operations Squadrons. Although not part of the Proposed Action Alternative, the EIS will also analyze the planned and eventual second phase of the A-10 aircraft retirement from DM AFB. This Proposed Action does not include creating new airspace or modifying existing airspace.

 The DAF will host two public scoping meetings to allow members of the public to learn about the project and provide public comments. Public scoping meetings will begin with a 30-minute presentation followed by an open house. Written comments can be submitted at any time during the in-person scoping meetings or submitted electronically via the public website at www.492sow-beddown-eis.com.

Public scoping meetings will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (local time) as follows:

  • Thursday, May 30, 2024, Tuscon Convention Center, Meeting Room 200, 260 S. Church Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701. Parking is free and participants are encouraged to use Parking Lot B.
  • Tuesday, June 4, 2024, virtual via Zoom Webinar

Subject matter experts will be available for interviews 30 minutes prior to the start of the in-person public scoping meeting. Media desiring an interview should coordinate in advance with the 355th Wing Public Affairs office NLT 7 days prior to the event.

To register to attend the virtual public scoping meeting, visit www.492sow-beddown-eis.com. Meeting links and instructions will be distributed after registering and prior to the virtual public scoping meeting. The virtual public scoping meeting can be accessed by phone at 1-888-788-0099, Webinar ID: 859-5349-0618, Passcode: 028149.

Scoping comments on the proposed action can be submitted through June 14, 2024:

  • Via the public website at www.492sow-beddown-eis.com
  • By mail to: Mr. Nicolas Post, U.S. Air Force Civil Engineering Center, AFCEC/CIEE, 13397 Lakefront Drive; Suite 100, Earth City, MO 63045

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