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Project Highlights

OEA continues to assist communities, both large and small, with adapting to Defense program changes. Communities benefit from decades of OEA knowledge and community best practices, allowing them to leverage state and federal resources to proactively and positively change their individual community.

Each project highlight story below showcases a challenge the community is facing and how this community, with OEA support, is working to solve it.

Compatible Use Project Highlights

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey

Aerial view of McGuire AFB

Military Mission

In 2009, the separate installations of McGuire Air Force Base, Fort Dix, and Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station were combined to form Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. The 42,000-acre Joint Base is located in Ocean and Burlington Counties in the rapidly growing metropolitan corridor between New York City and Philadelphia. The primary aviation mission is an air refueling wing for the C-17 and C-130. Tenant commands include the 87th Air Base Wing, United States Air Force Expeditionary Center, 21st Expeditionary Mobility Task Force, 305th Air Mobility Wing, 514th Air Mobility Wing (Air Force Reserve Command), 108th Air Refueling Wing (New Jersey Air National Guard), and the 621st Contingency Response Wing.

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Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico

Kirtland Air Force Base

Military Mission

Kirtland Air Force Base (AFB) covers more than 80 square miles in the City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. It is home to the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center and more than 100 mission partners, including headquarters or elements of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Air Force 58th Special Operations Wing, Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, and Sandia National Laboratories. Nuclear survivability and security, and special operations and Combat Search and Rescue training, are hallmarks of the Kirtland AFB mission.

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Lackland Air Force Base, Texas

37th Training Wing Headquarters, Lackland AFB

Military Mission

The primary mission at Lackland Air Force Base (AFB) is hosting basic military training for all Air Force enlisted personnel, which is provided by the 37th Training Wing. The installation also is home to more than 70 other tenants, including the 59th Medical Wing (Wilford Hall Medical Center), the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency, the 433rd Airlift Wing (Air Force Reserves), and 149th Fighter Wing (Texas Air National Guard). Lackland AFB, Lackland Training Annex, and Kelly Field Annex comprise 8,860 acres located in both the City of San Antonio and Bexar County. Lackland AFB, Randolph AFB, and Fort Sam Houston became Joint Base San Antonio in October 2010.

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Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas

Office of Economic Adjustment Seal

Military Mission

Laughlin Air Force Base (AFB) comprises approximately 5,343 acres with 892 facilities and infrastructure assets valued at $537 million. The installation hosts the 47th Flying Training Wing, which conducts Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training for approximately 480 U.S. Air Force and allied pilots annually. The 47th Flying Training Wing is the largest fleet in the Air Force Air Education and Training Command, flying more than 102,000 hours/72,000 sorties per year and managing and operating 248 aircraft.

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Lemoore Naval Air Station, California

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

Military Mission

Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, one of only two Master Jet Bases in the United States, is located in Kings and Fresno Counties and near the City of Lemoore. NAS Lemoore encompasses 29,823 acres and is home to 18 F/A-18 squadrons, including two Fleet Replacement Squadrons, and the Center for Naval Aviation Training and Technical Unit (CNATTU) Lemoore. The base conducts approximately 210,000 flight operations per year, or more than 575 operations per day on average. An ongoing Environmental Impact Statement process considers NAS Lemoore as one of two possible locations for the West Coast Home Port of the F-35/Joint Strike Fighter (JSF).

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Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana

Malmstrom Air Force Base

Military Mission

Malmstrom AFB is located in northwest Montana on the east side of Great Falls in Cascade County and comprises a total of 28,606 acres, including the missile complex - DoD owns 3,900 acres, 24,201 acres are added through private landowner easements, 489 acres are public domain, and 16 acres are leased. The 341st Space Wing, headquartered at Malmstrom AFB, supports the installation's missile defense missions. The Malmstrom Missile Complex, which is a 13,800 square mile area crossing 7 counties, contains 150 Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile sites called Launch Facilities and 15 Missile Alert Facilities. There is no longer an active airfield at Malmstrom AFB.

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