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

The United States Department of the Navy, after carefully weighing the strategic, operational, and environmental consequences of the proposed action, has decided to base the F-35C aircraft at Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, CA. This will be accomplished by implementing Alternative 2 of the Final EIS for US Navy F-35C West Coast Homebasing. Under Alternative 2, a total of 100 F-35C aircraft in seven Navy Pacific Fleet Squadrons (10 aircraft per squadron) and the Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) (30 aircraft) will be based at NAS Lemoore beginning in 2016. The proposed action will be completed in the 2028 timeframe.

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 Record of Decision (ROD) may be downloaded from this website by selecting the “Documents” tab above.
  • 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.

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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.
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Website updated on October 10, 2014

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