Air Force officials announce candidate list for basing of MC-12W aircraft

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Air Force officials released their candidate list of basing locations April 23 for MC-12W aircraft.

The list of candidate bases was approved by the secretary and chief of staff of the Air Force and include: Altus Air Force Base, Okla.; Beale AFB, Calif.; Key Field Air Guard Station, Miss.; Langley AFB, Va.; Robins AFB, Ga.; Whiteman AFB, Mo.

"The selection of this candidate list is the result of a deliberate, measured and transparent process," said Kathleen Ferguson, deputy assistant secretary for installations. "The Air Force looks forward to working with the communities surrounding these bases to ensure all concerns are addressed."

The candidate bases were selected using previously announced basing criteria.

Now that the list of candidate bases has been released, site surveys will be conducted and the formal environmental impact analysis process will begin, allowing communities around each candidate base to participate and provide input into the environmental impact analysis. Based on the results of these efforts, officials expect to announce the preferred locations in late summer 2010. Once the formal National Environmental Policy Act process is complete, Air Force officials will make a final determination on basing. This is anticipated in Spring 2011.