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 F-35 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) 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 F-35 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/