The United States Department of the Navy has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact
Statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential environmental effects that may result
from the proposed homebasing of the Navy
(Joint Strike Fighter) aircraft at either Naval Air Facility (NAF) El Centro, CA
or Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, CA. Beginning in 2016 with completion in the
2028 timeframe, total of 100
aircraft would be homebased on the West Coast as seven active-duty FA-18C Hornet
aircraft squadrons and one training squadron progressively transition to the more
This website provides information about the Navy
West Coast Homebasing proposal, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process,
alternatives considered in the Draft EIS, EIS project schedule, along with opportunities
for public involvement. Updates to this website will be made periodically throughout
the EIS process to keep you informed about the project.
- The Draft EIS comment period is being extended to May 7, 2013 to allow additional
time for public comment. Comments must be postmarked or received online no later
than May 7, 2013 to ensure consideration in the Final EIS.
- The Draft EIS is available for review and may be downloaded from this website by
selecting the “EIS Document” tab above.
The United States Fleet Forces Command is the official sponsor of this project website. Questions regarding its content may be directed to the Public Affairs Officer, Mr. Ted Brown, at (757) 836-4427.
Website updated on April 19, 2013