2017 Heritage Flight at D-M AFB

The F-35 Lightning II, top, flies alongside a WWII-era P-35 Mustang during the 20th annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base on Feb. 10, 2017, in Tucson, Ariz. The course certifies civilian military aircraft pilots and U.S. Air Force pilots to fly in formation together during the upcoming air show season. Featured aircraft include the vintage P-51 Mustang, P-40 Warhawk, P-38 Lightning, P-47 Thunderbolt and the F-86 Sabre alongside the more modern A-10C Thunderbolt II, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-22 Raptor and the F-35 Lightning II.

The Air Force has given the public an extra 10 working days to comment on an environmental impact statement on the possible basing of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, after the service published an incorrect address for comments submitted via courier service.

D-M isn’t going to host any F-35s anytime soon. The Tucson base was a finalist along with three other bases to host the first Air Force Reserve squadron of the F-35.

In January, the Air Force in January picked a base in Texas to host the squadron, though all of the finalists are undergoing environmental studies under standard procedures.

Comments can be provided through the project website (www.AFRC-F35A-Beddown.com), via email, through regular mail or courier to the addresses listed below.

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The extended comment period opened Monday and ends on Aug. 27.

Here’s how and where to comment:

  • Email: Send to Mr. Hamid Kamalpour at hamid.kamalpour@us.af.mil
  • Courier service (Fedex, UPS, etc.) address: AFCEC/CZN, (ATTN: Mr. Hamid Kamalpour), 3515 S. General McMullen Drive, Suite 155, San Antonio Texas 78226-1710
  • U.S. Postal Service mail: AFCEC/CZN, (ATTN: Mr. Hamid Kamalpour), 2261 Hughes Avenue, Suite 155, JBSA-Lackland Air Force Base, Texas 78236-9853
  • Questions should be directed to the 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office at (520) 228-3407 or 355wgpa@us.af.mil

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David joined the Star in 1997, after working as a consumer and business reporter in Phoenix for more than a decade. A graduate of Ohio University, he has covered most business beats focusing on technology, defense and utilities. He has won several awards.