West Coast Basing of F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter squadrons is expected at MCAS Miramar in 2020. Hanger construction and other preparations are well underway. The F35 will replace the F/A-18 Hornet at Miramar. In 2010, the Department of the Navy, in cooperation the Department of the Air Force, issued an Environment Impact Statement (EIS; sometimes referred to as an Environmental Impact Report, EIR) for the West Coast Basing of the F-35B. In 2018, the USMC issued a F-35C Noise Study February 2018 (Continuing Environmental Review Statement) for basing up to two F-35C squadrons at MCAS Miramar in addition to F-35B squadrons.
UCCA board member Diane Ahern, who also serves on the Miramar Community Leaders Forum and is active with Citizens Advocating Safe Aviation, developed a reference page to provide easy access to these documents through Google Books and by PDF for download.
Final EIS for Basing F-35 Squadrons at MCAS Miramar is available at https://www.universitycitynews.org/final-environmental-impact-statement-eis-for-basing-f-35-squadrons-at-miramar-in-2020/
For more F35 information from MCAS Miramar, visit https://www.miramar.marines.mil/News/Press-Release-View/Article/1467255/fy18006-mcas-miramar-breaks-ground-on-f-35-hangar/
For Miramar Operations and Contact Information, visit https://www.universitycitynews.org/mcas-miramar-operations-information-and-contacts/
For current news from UCCA related to MCAS Miramar, visit https://www.universitycitynews.org/category/miramar/