Oct 17, 2013
USAF to announce F-35 candidate bases in the Pacific
Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, has been the front-runner for the assignment and is easily accessible by Korean and Japanese crews. And on Oct. 15, the Alaska congressional delegation sent a letter to Air Force leaders highlighting Eielson’s capability.
Other Pacific Air Forces bases considered possible contenders are Osan Air Base, South Korea, and Kadena and Misawa air bases, Japan.