Yuma voices concerns and support for F-35

Posted on April 28, 2010 by Fighter Country

Yuma, Arizona BY JOYCE LOBECK – SUN STAFF WRITER The future for Marine Corps Air Station Yuma is rapidly approaching as development of the F-35, the nation’s new joint strike fighter, moves forward. The air station is slated to become the first base to receive the very first of the new aircraft in spring of 2012, according to the “preferred option” and current time line, said Maj. James Combs, community plans and liaison officer for MCAS Yuma, during Greater Yuma Economic Development Corp.’s quarterly investors luncheon Tuesday. It all hinges on the record of decision, scheduled for December. In the…

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F-35 Noise Concerns an action item for U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

Posted on February 5, 2010 by Fighter Country

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is asking the Air Force to provide complete information on the noise produced by the new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, which may be based in Tucson. In a letter to top Air Force officials, Giffords reiterated her strong support for basing the fighter jet in Tucson, but noted that constituents have expressed concerns about the noise of the plane. Providing noise information “will ensure that there is a full examination of the impact on any community that is being considered for basing of the F-35,” Giffords wrote in a letter to Air Force Secretary…

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F-35 will provide vital boost to Tucson economy

Posted on January 22, 2010 by Fighter Country

Jim Click Jr. Special To The Arizona Daily Star When the United States Air Force announced last October that Tucson International Airport was one of the top five locations under consideration for F-35 Lightning II training, it came as excellent news for our community. The Air Force initially selected our great city for all it has to offer. In addition to year-round flying weather and Arizona’s plentiful training ranges, Tucson residents are proud Americans who wish to continue their support for our troops, who deserve the best tools and equipment to carry out their important work defending our way of…

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