The Air Force is issuing the draft environmental impact statement for the proposed establishment of an F-35A pilot training center within the continental United States, announced service officials, Jan. 19, 2012. They expect to announce the center's location in summer 2012. Luke AFB, Ariz., is the preferred location; the other candidates sites are: Boise Air Terminal Airport Air Guard Station in Idaho; Holloman AFB, N.M.; and Tucson International Airport Air Guard Station in Arizona. Here, an F-35A test aircraft completes the first-ever night flight of an F-35 strike fighter on Jan. 18, 2012, at Edwards AFB, Calif.
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An F-35A Lightning II assigned to Hill AFB, Utah,
conducts a training flight with F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to Kunsan
AB, Republic of Korea, over the city of Gunsan, on Dec. 1, 2017,
in preparation for Vigilant Ace 18.
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