Helber Hastert & Fee, Planners prepared a feasibility study that evaluates the potential of homeporting a NIMITZ-Class Aircraft Carrier (CVN) and a Supply Fast Combat Support Ship (T-AOE) at the Pearl Harbor Naval Complex, and stationing a Carrier Air Wing (CVW) at an airfield in Hawaii. The study provides strategic decision-making guidance to Commander, Navy Region Hawaii (CNRH), U.S. Pacific Fleet (CPF), U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM), and the Department of the Navy (DoN) by evaluating the feasibility of various basing options in Hawaii, and developing implementation cost estimates.
HHF assembled a planning team to conduct individual feasibility studies that specifically examined:
The study incorporates the findings of other Navy studies, including airfield pavement evaluations, preliminary noise evaluations, CVN maintenance requirements, and various utility system analyses.
The CSG Homeport Study provides notional plans for CVN and T-AOE berthing. CVW home basing, relevant maintenance requirements to support both ship and aircraft, support facilities including ordnance magazines, warehouses, administrative offices, bachelor housing, family housing, and personnel/community support. HHF also created a notional CSG training and deployment cycle to address both CVN and CVW training requirements in Hawaii. The team prepared a notional facilities plan development timeline to identify priority construction projects, and a project implementation timeline that highlights actions required to complete the NEPA process.