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Meeting about the future of F-35's at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

Posted at 8:43 PM, Apr 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-25 01:17:31-04

The Air Force is considering Davis-Monthan as a future base for the F-35.

While a reserve wing of the next generation fighter could be good for the long-term future of DM, some local residents are concerned about an increase in noise.

The Air Force held a meeting Tuesday night at the Tucson Convention Center to inform Tucson residents about an upcoming study of the F-35's environmental impact.

Davis-Monthan bases in Florida and Missouri, as well as the future home of the main fighter wing of F-35's in Fort Worth, will all undergo impact studies.

Supporters at the informational meeting say the facts are being distorted.

"They're saying they're going to be eight times more noisy. That's not true," said Bryan Foulk, President DM-50, "You see all of the noise reports, not the facts. The stuff they're claiming is not going to happen."

The Air Force is requiring the public to submit comments in writing for the environmental impact study, which is expected to be completed by December.