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HAPPENING TODAY: F-35A beddown public meeting

HAPPENING TODAY: F-35A Beddown public meeting
Posted at 5:54 AM, Sep 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-05 07:54:38-04

BOISE, Idaho — The National Guard Bureau is holding a public meeting for the F-35A aircraft beddown Thursday night at the Double R Ranch Club in the Boise State University Stueckle Sky Center.

An open house will be from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. where the public can learn about the proposal, talk to National Guard Bureau representatives and provide written comments. From 6:30 to 8 p.m., a formal presentation by the National Guard Bureau and representatives of the 124th Fighter Wing will take place.

The National Guard Bureau has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement to evaluate potential environmental consequences from the proposed beddown of 18 F-35A aircraft at two of five locations.

  • 115th Fighter Wing, Madison, Wisconsin
  • 124th Fighter Wing, Boise, Idaho
  • 125th Fighter Wing, Jacksonville, Florida
  • 127th Wing, Harrison Township, Michigan
  • 187th Fighter Wing, Montgomery, Alabama

A public comment period will end on September 27. Until then, the public is invited to review the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and provide comment on the analysis in writing or at public meetings.

All relevant comments received during the comment period will be reviewed and incorporated, as appropriate, to the Final Environmental Impact Statement for Air Force consideration during its decision-making process.

You can download a copy of the Environmental Impact Statement and submit your comments here.