HQ USAF Scientific Advisory Board; Notice of Meeting
Pursuant to Public Law 92-463, notice is hereby given of the forthcoming meeting of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. The purpose of the meeting is to kickoff the fiscal year 2007 study session and welcome new members to the board. Due to restrictions on entering the building, anyone planning to attend must contact the POC below by October 2, 2006. Attendees will be escorted for the entire portion of the meeting.
Announcement of IS-GPS-800 Interface Control Working Group (ICWG) Meeting
This notice informs the public that the Global Positioning Systems Wing (GPSW) (formerly the GPS Joint Program Office) will be hosting a technical working group meeting to discuss the new L1C signal as specified in Draft IS-GPS-800, Navstar GPS Space Segment/Navigation User L1C Interfaces. The discussion will include addressing those comments submitted from the ICWG review of the Draft IS-GPS-800. For those who would like to attend and participate in this ICWG meeting, you are requested to register to attend the meeting by 22 September 2006. Please send the registration to IG2@arinc.com and provide your name, organization, telephone number, address, and country of citizenship. For those who would like to present material related to the L1C signal or IS-GPS-800 at the meeting, please submit your agenda item and required length of presentation time to IG2@arinc.com by 22 September 2006. The actual presentation material must also submit by 22 September 2006. More information, including a preliminary agenda, will be posted on the GPSW Public ICWG Web site: http:// gps.losangeles.af.mil/engineering/icwg/.
Proposed Navy Air-to-Ground Training at Avon Park Air Force Range, FL
On August 21, 2006 the United States Air Force signed the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Proposed Navy Air-to-Ground Training at Avon Park Air Force Range, Florida, and has selected Alternative 6 (Utilize Alpha Plus Impact Area for High Explosive Delivery) for implementation. This ROD states the Air Force decision to allow the Navy to conduct all components of air-to-ground ordnance delivery and training at integrated and sustainment levels of Fleet Forces Command's Fleet Readiness Training Program at APAFR, Florida. The proposed action includes an increase in current common elements training and adds air- to-ground readiness training, including delivery of inert and high explosive (HE) ordnance from the Navy's tactical jets. Alternative 6 was selected because it provides the best balance between readiness training and environmental concerns. The Air Force participated as a cooperating agency in preparation of the Navy Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and ROD, which the AF ROD incorporated by reference. The Navy FEIS and ROD provide detailed information on the Navy proposal and the selection of alternatives that were considered by the Air Force in reaching its decision. The EIS and ROD also describe in detail impacts of the proposed action to the human and the natural environment in 13 resource areas and measures that will be taken to mitigate those impacts. The Air Force decision was based on matters discussed in the ROD, the FEIS, inputs from the public, inputs from regulatory agencies, and other relevant factors. The FEIS was made available on November 18, 2005 in the Federal Register: (Vol. 70, Number 222, page 69967) with a waiting period ending December 18, 2005. The ROD documents only the decision of the Air Force, as a cooperating agency, with regard to the proposed Navy actions analyzed in the FEIS.
AFIT Subcommittee of the Air University Board of Visitors Meeting
The Air Force Institute of Technology Subcommittee of the Air University Board of Visitors will hold an open meeting on 12-14 March 2007, with the first business session beginning at 0830 in the Superintendent's Conference Room, Building 642, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio (5 seats available). The purpose of the meeting is to give the board an opportunity to review Air Force Institute of Technology's educational programs and to present to the Commandant a report of their findings and recommendations concerning these programs.
U.S. Air Force Air University Board of Visitors Meeting
The Air University Board of Visitors will hold an open meeting on 12-15 November 2006 and 15-18 April 2007. The first business session of each meeting will begin in the Air University Commander's Conference Room at Headquarters Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, (5 seats available). The purpose of the meeting is to give the board an opportunity to review Air University educational programs and to present to the Commander, a report of their findings and recommendations concerning these programs.