The stated purpose of the Air Installation Compatible Use Zones (AICUZ) Program is to “achieve compatibility between air installations and neighboring communities by:
- Protecting the health, safety, and welfare of civilians and military personnel by encouraging land use which is compatible with aircraft operations;
- Protecting Navy and Marine Corps installation investment by safeguarding the installation’s operational capabilities;
- Reducing noise impacts caused by aircraft operations while meeting operation, training, and flight safety requirements, both on and in the vicinity of air installations; and
- Informing the public about the AICUZ program and seeking cooperative efforts to minimize noise and aircraft accident potential impact by promoting compatible development in the vicinity of military air installations.
It is clear that the plan was not implemented as intended and the result should be Congressional intervention to prevent further loss of hearing, health, life, quality of life, and home equity.