• Correction: Majority Support Plan to Base F-35s at Truax Field

    Correction: Majority Support Plan to Base F-35s at Truax Field0

    A March 12 On Base story inaccurately said opposition from Madison, Wis., residents to the Air Force’s plan to base 18 F-35A fighter jets at Truax Field Air National Guard Base “has intensified.” That story was based on news coverage of a Feb. 28 listening session organized by local lawmakers which was attended by several

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  • In Other News

    In Other News0

    Officials named Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph as the preferred location to base the first Advanced Pilot Trainer (T-X), which will replace T-38C Talon aircraft at existing undergraduate pilot training installations. Basing the T-X at JB San Antonio, home to Air Force instructor pilot training, is an essential step to establishing a T-X instructor pilot pipeline,

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  • Nellis AFB to Add F-16 Squadron to Augment Close Air Support Training

    Nellis AFB to Add F-16 Squadron to Augment Close Air Support Training0

    Nellis Air Force Base would add a tactical air support squadron with up to 16 F-16s under an Air Force plan to enhance the 57th Operations Group’s ability to provide close air support (CAS) training, officials announced earlier this month. The tactical air support squadron would initially consist of eight permanent F-16 Fighting Falcons relocated from Hill AFB, Utah, with the potential to expand to a total of 16 aircraft at full operational capability. The service already has begun to evaluate the effect of basing the additional F-16s at Nellis, located in southern Nevada. Final decisions about the new squadron will be made after the environmental impact analysis process is completed …

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