The 105th Airlift Wing is committed to conducting its mission in an environmentally responsible manner that will protect human health, natural resources, and the environment. In doing so, we will comply with all applicable executive orders, rules and regulations to include state, federal, and military to conduct our mission and strive for continual improvement in our environmental performance. This commitment goes beyond compliance with the law and encompasses the integration of sound environmental practices into our daily decisions and activities. We have in the past, and will continue in the future, to pursue a course of responsible environmental stewardship.

Base Environmental Policy Statement

Environmental Management System (EMS) Base Environmental Policy Statement
REFERENCE: Executive Order (EO) 13963, AFPD 90-8, and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001

1.  The 105th Airlift Wing is committed to conducting its mission in an environmentally responsible manner that will protect human health, natural resources, and the environment.  In doing so, we will comply with all applicable executive orders, rules and regulations to include state, federal, and military to conduct our mission and strive for continual improvement in our environmental performance.  This commitment goes beyond compliance with the law and encompasses the integration of sound environmental practices into our daily decisions and activities.  We have in the past, and will continue in the future, to pursue a course of responsible environmental stewardship.  In support of our environmental statement, we will:

  • Maintain an effective environmental management system, promote the use of safe technologies and operating practices, and remain ready to respond to emergencies in order to improve our environmental performance and minimize adverse impacts to installation workers, their families, and the environment.
  • Set environmental targets and objectives to measure progress, take corrective action when necessary, and communicate results and other environmental information regarding the installation’s operations and its environmental accomplishments to workers, the community, suppliers, regulators, and the public.
  • Investigate and evaluate new and innovative technologies and practices as appropriate, establish and implement an effective pollution prevention program, minimize the generation of wastes, recycle materials otherwise destined to become waste when possible, and dispose of any remaining wastes in an environmentally responsible manner.
  • Ensure the responsible use of energy throughout the installation, including the adoption of innovative practices and procedures that will conserve energy and improve energy efficiency.
  • Provide regular operation-specific environmental performance reviews and assessments, and develop plans to address actual or potential non-compliance situations.

 2.  Compliance with this Environmental Statement is the responsibility of every member of the 105 Airlift Wing, 213 Engineering Installation Squadron, 137 Airlift Squadron, and the Marine Aircraft Group, Detachment B, community in accordance with his or her role and responsibilities in their organization.  The base activities include, but not limited to, operating and maintenance of aircraft with the support of corrosion control, aerospace group equipment, vehicle maintenance, administrative functions, and facilities maintenance.

3. This appointment supersedes all letters pertaining to the same subject forthwith.

PFOS & PFOA Air Force Response

The Air Force Civil Engineer Center is aware of perfluorooctanesulfonic acid, or PFOS, and perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, releases on active-duty, Guard and closed installations and is working, in coordination with state and federal regulators, to identify affected sites and, when necessary, take responsive action. More information