Army Aviation Support Facility
The Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF) is a complex of buildings including a 150,000 square foot facility containing two hangars for various air craft, along with Administrative space and allied shop areas. Other buildings include a C-12 Hangar (10,475 square feet), a gate house (200 square feet) and a GSE building for storage of vehicles (6,565 square feet).
Compliant with ATFP and Progressive collapse requirements, based on building heights, this complex received a Green Building Spirit Gold rating (LEED predecessor).
The National Guard utilizes this facility as an aviation staging base from which troops respond to emergencies and disasters in the region. During the BP oil spill, the AASF served as the emergency operations center for the disaster relief operations. Designed to withstand hurricane-force winds, the hangars can house helicopters during storms as opposed to evacuating, as was necessary in the past. Designed in accordance with all ATFP Standards.