MCAS Miramar to Break Ground on F-35 Hangar
MIRAMAR, Calif. — Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar is scheduled to break ground on its F-35 hangar and apron expansion project and host a groundbreaking ceremony on March 16, the Marine Corps announced in a release.
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.
The project will enable 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing to execute its mission with a highly advanced aircraft, which will replace the F/A-18 Hornet at Miramar. The Marine Corps eventually will transition its entire tactical air fleet to the F-35, to include three legacy platforms: the AV-8B Harrier, the F/A-18 Hornet and the EA-6B Prowler.