Monday, September 14, 2009

Alphabet Soup Means Potential Job$

Three public meetings are scheduled for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Fort Lewis Army Growth and Force Structure Realignment (GTA DEIS).

The three meetings are:

September 29
Lacey Community Center
6729 Pacific Ave., SE
Lacey, WA 98503

September 30
6pm - 8pm
Hal Holmes Community Center
209 North Ruby Street
Ellensburg, WA 98926

October 1
6pm - 8pm
Howard Johnson Plaza
9 North 9th Street
Yakima, WA 98901

The GTA DEIS analyzes the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts of implementing the Army's stationing and realignment decisions i the 2007 "Grow the Army" Programmatic EIS and other ongoing initiatives affecting Fort Lewis and the Yakima Training Center. The actions analyzed are:
  1. increase active duty strength at Ft. Lewis by about 1,900 soldiers;
  2. stationing about 1,000 Combat Service Support soldiers of quartermaster, medical, transportation, headquarters or other CSS units;
  3. stationing of a medium Combat Aviation Brigade of about 2,800 soldiers and 110 helicopters.
These actions can be taken independently of one another.
Comments must be received or postmarked by October 26 to be fully considered. Written comments or requests for more info to:
Department of the Army, Public Works, ATTN: IMWE-LEW-PWE (B Van Hoesen), Bldg. 2012 Liggett Ave., Box 339500, MS 17, Fort Lewis, WA 98433-9500
Mr. Bill Van Hoesen or fax: 253-966-4985.

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