07 August 2014

Air Force Picks Eielson (AFB) in Fairbanks for F-35

FAIRBANKS -- The U.S. Air Force selected Eielson Air Force Base as the preferred location for the first squadrons of F-35 fighter aircraft in the Pacific, the next step in a process that could lead to a final decision next year on basing 48 aircraft in Alaska.
The U.S. Air Force announced Thursday that Fairbanks' Eielson Air Force Base was its preferred alternative for basing F-35s in the Pacific region. Defense Department photo

"The decision means that in 2016, after completing an environmental impact statement (EIS) process, one or two squadrons of F-35s will likely head to Eielson Air Force Base for stationing," a statement from Sen. Mark Begich said.

Love 'em or hate 'em, looks like the F-35s are headed here. Read the whole story at the link. 


Murphy's Law said...

So are the pilots' kids gonna start setting up lemonade stands at the gate now? I mean, it's not like they'll be short of lemons for a while.

Old NFO said...

Gonna be FUN in the winter... Just like when they put the Lawn Darts up there...

Rev. Paul said...

They might as well, ML. Opportunities abound! :)

NFO, I hear you.