JACKSONVILLE, FL – NAVFAC Washington has awarded a contract to Haskell for the design and construction of a $22 million helicopter operations facility. This 66,000 SF, 2-story HOF will accommodate consolidation of two squadrons, the 1st Helicopter Squadron (1HS) and the 811th Operational Support Squadron (811 OSS), into one facility. Design is underway with an anticipated construction start in July of this year. The facility will be LEED Silver certified and completed the end of 2016.
The new facility will provide administrative offices for both organizations; an auditorium and multiple briefing/debriefing rooms designed for Top Secret (TS) discussions; a mission control area; classified material storage spaces; a ready area; library; mission planning support room; flight simulator; database generation room; Rapid Deployment Stair; and a fitness center. The structure will also house an aircraft simulator large enough to contain a UH-1N helicopter. The design was configured to allow for space flexibility to accommodate anticipated growth.
This United States Air Force squadron supports the Washington D.C. capital area airlift for the Executive Branch, high-ranking dignitaries, high-ranking military leaders and other VIPs. They are tasked to support key government officials as well as search and rescue missions. Closing in on the completion of a 263,000 SF MV-22 Osprey hangar at Camp LeJeune, Haskell is looking forward to delivering another key aviation project for the US Armed Forces.