What: Air Force Environmental Impact meeting
When: 6-8 p.m. today
Where: Clovis Community College auditorium, Room 154
Background: Air Force Special Operations Command was required by law to complete a draft addressing the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of moving the 16th Special Operation Wings to Cannon Air Force Base. The 16th SOW is scheduled to take over the base in October.
Meeting format: Col. J.D. Clem of Special Operations Command will provide an overview followed by public Q&A. The public will be allowed to make three-minute statements. The public can also make written statements.
What’s next: May 14 is the end of the public comment period. Sometime this summer a final draft will be released. The secretary of the Air Force will make the final decision.
A similar meeting is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Fort Sumner Community House, 137 East Baker Ave., Fort Sumner.
— CNJ staff