Final Environmental Assessment
to Relocate Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron Three (VMU 3)
from Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC), Twentynine Palms,
California, to Hawai‘i
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, the U.S. Navy has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), and an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is not required for the proposed relocation of VMU-3 to Hawaii, which includes relocation of unmanned aircraft systems and about 480 personnel and dependents to Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH) Kaneohe Bay, as well as the conduct of unmanned-aircraft training within existing Hawaii military training airspace. The purpose of the proposal is to address an existing USMC deficiency in Hawaii by adding unmanned aircraft systems, achieving a balance in the USMC’s capabilities in the Pacific and ensuring that Marine forces are sufficiently manned, trained, and equipped.
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