Air Force considering OH base for F-35A fighter jets

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Source:   —  April 19, 2016, at 1:18 AM

S. Air Force is considering northwest OH for one of two Air National Guard bases that'll house next-generation fighter jets. The Blade newspaper (http://bit.

Military executive declare the U. S. Air Force is considering northwest OH for one of two Air National Guard bases that'll house next-generation fighter jets.

The Blade newspaper (http://bit. ly/1WufF8I ) reports an OH Air National Guard base at Toledo Express Airport in Swanton could become residence to F-35A Joint Strike Fighter jets.

Jets assigned to Air National Guard bases are expected to be delivered in six or seven years. Bases in Detroit and Fort Wayne, Indiana, also are being considered.

Environmental impact studies are planned for the Swanton base later this year. The Air Force plans to title candidates this summer before choosing primary and alternate sites.

The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce executive director says she doesn't think the base would necessity to be significantly expanded.

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Information from: The Blade, http://www. toledoblade. com/

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