FAIRBANKS -- The U.S. Air Force selected Eielson Air Force Base as the preferred location for the first squadrons of F-35 fighter aircraft in the Pacific, the next step in a process that could lead to a final decision next year on basing 48 aircraft in Alaska.
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"The decision means that in 2016, after completing an environmental impact statement (EIS) process, one or two squadrons of F-35s will likely head to Eielson Air Force Base for stationing," a statement from Sen. Mark Begich said.
Love 'em or hate 'em, looks like the F-35s are headed here. Read the whole story at the link.