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 Draft 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 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.

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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 March 19, 2014


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