Air Force to host F-35A beddown public hearing in Fort Worth

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  • By 301st Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The public is invited to review and comment on the U.S. Air Force’s Draft Environment Impact Study on the proposed AFRC F-35A operational beddown and attend the public hearing on March 5, 2020.

Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, the Air Force has prepared a draft EIS for public review that analyzes the potential environmental impacts associated with the beddown of AFRC F-35A aircraft, associated infrastructure, and manpower at an Air Force installation within the continental United States where the AFRC conducts a global precision attack mission.

The Air Force has identified U.S Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, Fort Worth, Texas as the preferred alternative. Other reasonable alternatives include Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., and Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.

The public can review the Draft EIS at www.AFRC-F35A-beddown.com or at the following local libraries: Fairmount Community, Scurry County, Lawton Public, Fort Worth Central, Ridglea, White Settlement Public, and the NAS JRB Fort Worth libraries.

The public’s input is valuable and assists the Air Force in making informed decisions. Comments on the Draft EIS can be provided verbally at the public hearing, submitted electronically, or in writing. All comments must be received by March 31, 2020, to ensure the Air Force has sufficient time to consider public input in the preparation of the Final EIS.

Public Comment Options:

  • Electronically submit comments through www.AFRC-F35A-beddown.com.
  • Email: HQAFRC.F-35.EIS@us.af.mil
  • U.S. Postal Service:
    AFCEC/CZN ATTN: Mr. Hamid Kamalpour
    2261 Hughes Avenue, Suite 155
    JBSA Lackland Air Force Base, TX 78236-9853.
  • Courier: (FedEx, UPS, etc.):
    AFCEC/CZN, ATTN: Mr. Hamid Kamalpour,
    3515 S. General McMullen Drive, Suite 155 
    San Antonio, TX 78226-1710.
  • Public Hearing: March 5, 2020
    Brewer High School Auditorium
    1025 W. Loop 820 N.
    Fort Worth, Texas 76108

The public hearing provides the community with an opportunity to learn about the mission, the Draft EIS and provide input. The public hearing will be held at Brewer High School Auditorium, which will open at 5:00 p.m. Free parking is available.

The Air Force will give a brief presentation starting at 5:30 p.m., followed by verbal public comments beginning at 6:15 p.m. The hearing venue will close at 8:00 p.m.

If media personnel are interested in covering the event please RSVP by Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at 5:00 p.m., to the 301st Fighter Wing Public Affairs office at (817) 782-7170 or 301fw.pa@us.af.mil.

Public Affairs (817) 782-5000