MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif --
MCAS Miramar is scheduled to break ground on the F-35 hangar and apron expansion project and host a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m., Mar. 16.
This event begins the construction of the first two of nine military construction projects to support the arrival of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter to MCAS Miramar in 2020.
This project will enable 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing to execute their mission with a highly advanced aircraft, which will replace the F/A-18 Hornet at MCAS Miramar. The Marine Corps will eventually transition its entire tactical air fleet to F-35, to include three legacy platforms: the AV-8B Harrier, the F/A-18 Hornet, and the EA-6B Prowler.
The F-35 represents a quantum leap in air dominance capability. It combines next-generation fighter characteristics of radar-evading stealth, supersonic speed, fighter agility and advanced logistical support with the most powerful and comprehensive integrated sensor package of any fighter aircraft in history to provide unprecedented lethality and survivability.
For media interested in attending the event, please send RSVPs to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4 p.m., Mar. 15.