NAS Lemoore Prepares for F-35 Arrival, More F/A-18s

Navy Times // May 10, 2015

The transformation began last fall when the service announced that Lemoore beat out NAS EL Centro, California, for the honor of hosting U.S. Pacific Fleet's F-35 aircraft.

That put the base into high gear, planning for the arrival of this new aircraft and the first squadron.

Strike Fighter Squadron 101, the F-35 fleet replacement squadron, is expected to relocate to Lemoore from it's current home at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, beginning in January 2017. The squadron comprises about 1,000 people.

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