T‑7A Recapitalization

Environmental Impact Statement

Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas

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Public Scoping

The Department of the Air Force (DAF) conducted public scoping virtually.  Virtual public scoping means in-person public scoping meetings were not be held.  Instead, DAF held an online/telephone virtual public scoping meeting on the evening of Wednesday, February 8, 2023, to provide the public with the opportunity to learn more about this proposal.  The virtual public scoping meeting opened at 5:30 p.m. Central Time with DAF giving a brief presentation about the proposal.  Following the presentation, DAF answered relevant questions from the public.  A recording of the public scoping meeting is below.

All of the public scoping materials are available for download on the Documents page of this website for the duration of the project.

Draft Environmental Impact Statement

The Draft EIS was released to the public on November 9, 2023. The Draft EIS can be downloaded from the Documents page of this website. The Air Force held two public hearings to provide the public with more information about this proposal and the environmental impacts disclosed in the Draft EIS. Public comments were accepted at both hearings.

The first public hearing was held in the Grand Ballroom of the Ramada by Wyndham Del Rio (2101 Veterans Boulevard, Del Rio, Texas 78840) on the evening of Tuesday, December 5, 2023. The second public hearing was held virtually on the evening of Monday, December 11, 2023.

The slide show shown at both hearings can be downloaded here: Project Presentation

The posters displayed at the December 5 public hearing can be downloaded here:

The informational brochure given out at the December 5 public hearing can be downloaded here: Informational Brochure

A recording of the December 11 virtual public hearing is here:

Verbal comments were accepted at both hearings, and written comments were also accepted at the in-person hearing.  Your input is valuable and assists the Air Force in making more informed decisions.