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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Community Support Key to Arrival of F-35 in Yuma

Posted on February 11, 2010 by Fighter Country

The Yuma community received some reassurance Tuesday that the Marine Corps Air Station will be at the forefront of military technology in the coming years.
A representative of the local base, Lt. Col. Geoffrey Olander, told a community support group that indications are that MCAS Yuma will get its first F-35 Joint Strike Fighters in May 2012…

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