Alaska Bases Closer to Winning F-35 Fleet
Alaska’s congressional delegation is welcoming a move by the Air Force that could pave the way for 48 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters to be stationed in their state.
The Air Force on Thursday issued a notice saying it would hold three “scoping” meetings in Alaska later this month to help prepare an Environmental Impact Statement. The study will assess whether the service can locate the first two squadrons of the pricey jets at Eielson Air Force Base. The Air Force tapped the base as its preferred site to host the squadrons last year.
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