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AFB Holds Scoping Meeting

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Altus, Okla._Altus Air Force Base may soon be home to a new tanker aircraft mission, which would add several training programs, and several more planes.

But first, the US Air Force wanted to hear what the public thought about it. The programs would include adding two KC46A programs. One would consist of 36 aircraft, the other will have eight. Altus would potentially get one of those two programs, not both.

Tuesday's open house was held at the Southwest Technology Center. It gave people the chance to relay their concerns for the air force to address in its environmental impact statement. 

"We have areas that they like us to address in the environmental analysis such as noise air quality, just environmental concerns that they like us to look at in the process," said US Air Force Community Planner Jean Reynolds.

Written comments were accepted as well as a recording station to take verbal comments. The meeting gave the community members a chance to speak one-on-one with air force personnel.

Scoping comments can still be submitted online at www.kc-46a-beddown.com, but be sure to get your opinions in no later than May 17th.

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