|From:||Lenny Siegel <LSiegel@cpeo.org>|
|Date:||Tue, 28 Feb 2012 09:54:48 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] NOISE: F-35 Training Basing|
The Air Force proposes to establish a Pilot Training Center for the
F-35A Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft at one or more existing Air
Force or Air National Guard installations within the continental
United States. The F-35A is a fifth-generation conventional take-off,
multiple-role fighter with an emphasis on air-to-ground missions. The
aircraft was designed to replace and supplement the F-16 and A-10
aircraft as well as complement the F-22.
The basing alternatives for an F-35A Pilot Training Center include Boise Air Terminal Air Guard Station, Idaho; Holloman Air Force Base (AFB), New Mexico; Luke AFB, Arizona; and Tucson International Airport Air Guard Station, Arizona. On July 29, 2010 the Air Force announced its Preferred Alternative for the Pilot Training Center as 72 F-35A training aircraft at Luke AFB, Arizona. However, no decisions regarding the proposal will be made until after the environmental impact analysis process is complete.
For more information, see http://www.f-35atrainingeis.com/The Air Force released the Environmental Impact Statement on January 20, 2012, to start a 45-day comment period. The proposal has received mixed responses from potential host communities. Here are links to some of the news reports on the public hearings convened by the Air Force.
Luke Air Force Base, AZ:http://www.azcentral.com/community/glendale/articles/ 2012/02/15/20120215west-valley-luke-f-35-support.html
Boise, ID: http://www.kboi2.com/home/video/140673573.html Tucson, AZ:http://www.arizonadailyindependent.com/2012/02/f-35-environmental- impact-hearings-draw.html
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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