Assessing Growth at Nellis:

The Air Force has issued an environmental impact assessment for public comment on its proposal to add up to 31 additional aircraft and about 565 more personnel, a combination of civilian, active duty, and Reserve. The bulk of the additions can be attributed to BRAC 2005, which calls for adding five F-16s to the 64th Aggressor Squadron and 18 F-15s to the 65th AGS. The Air Force would like to add another eight F-16s to the 64th to bring it up to a full squadron size of 24, according to a USAF release. The additional aircraft also would require construction for several new and modified buildings and more ramp space. Actions would start this year and run through 2011.