USACE and USFS Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Phase 1 Redding Air Attack Base Enhancements
The U.S. Forest Service hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 25, 2024, to celebrate the modernization and completion of construction of Phase 1 of the Redding Air Attack Base enhancements. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has been working in partnership with the USFS and the City of Redding to help build this five-year, $28 million project. This project will expand airtanker loading capabilities by 132% and allow for the simultaneous loading of five aircraft, up from two previously. This base is vital in providing initial and extended attacks for wildfires across the western U.S. Representative Doug LaMalfa and Redding Mayor Tenessa Audette also helped celebrate and spoke at the ribbon-cutting event. (U.S. Army Photo by Grant Okubo)

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