Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Training Land Expansion for Fort Benning, GA
The Department of the Army intends to prepare an EIS to analyze environmental and socioeconomic impacts connected with the proposed acquisition of up to 82,800 additional acres of land for training in the vicinity of Fort Benning, Georgia. The land is needed to provide Fort Benning's Soldiers and units with the capability to conduct realistic maneuver training exercises through the battalion level as they train at home station to deploy to support operations abroad. This action will also support the training requirements of the Maneuver Center of Excellence (MCoE). The EIS will analyze four alternatives that are deemed feasible and meet the purpose and need for this Proposed Action, as well as the no action alternative of not acquiring more training land.