Saturday, January 28, 2012

Air Force inviting public comment on F-35 proposal

BOISE -- The U.S. Air Force is again looking at bringing the F-35A training aircraft to Gowen Field. During February, you'll have three chances to learn about the impact to the area and voice your opinion.

The Air Force is holding three public hearings on  the draft environmental impact statement for the proposed basing of the aircraft at Gowen Field.

The proposal includes establishing a pilot training center where Air Force pilots and personnel would learn to safely and effectively operate the new F-35A.

The public hearings will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. They will include a presentation on the proposed impact, followed by a formal comment session at 6 p.m. 

Two meetings will be held in Boise. One will be on February 27 at the Capital City VFW Post 63. The other will be on February 28 at the Boise Hotel and Conference Center.

An additional meeting will be held in Marsing on the 29th. That meeting will be at the Marsing American Legion Community Hall.

For more information, you can click here.

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