Community Support for Air Force F-35 Mission

Posted by: on Feb 03, 2010

Tagged in: Tucson Community News, Tucson Blog

The Air Force identified the city of Tucson in October 2008 as one of five possible locations for an F-35 Lightning II training mission.  Tucson has near perfect weather for flying, and great resources in both DMAFB and Arizona Air National Guard.   A decision is expected about a year from now.

The Air Force will be looking at public support for the project among other factors when they make their decision.  A group has been formed to show local support and  send a message to Washington that Tucson wants the F-35 mission.  The economic benefits to Tucson would be huge, not to mention it would help increase DMAFB's importance and help assure it's future standing.

Tucson's Davis Monthan Air Force Base (DMAFB) will be hosting meetings in March in Tucson and select cities in Southern Arizona to review the Environmental Impact Study for the F-35 mission.

For more information, you can use the link below to connect to the Air National Guard's website:


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