Welcome to the Website for the Navy F-35C West Coast Homebasing Environmental Impact Statement

The United States Department of the Navy has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential environmental effects that may result from the proposed homebasing of the Navy F-35C (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 F-35C 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 advanced F-35C .

This website provides information about the Navy F-35C West Coast Homebasing proposal, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, alternatives considered in the EIS, EIS project schedule, along with opportunities for public involvement.

What’s New?

  • The Navy is continuing work in preparation of the Record of Decision. The publication is now expected sometime within the next couple of months. The accompanying media release is available by clicking here.
  • The Navy would like to thank the elected officials, federal, state, and local agencies, as well as the public for taking the time to review the Draft EIS, attend the public meetings, and submit comments on the Draft EIS.
  • The Final EIS 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 September 9, 2014


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