F-35 Stealth Fighters Coming to Miramar Sooner than Expected

Published: May 18, 2017


Miramar Marine Corps Air Station will begin converting its jet squadrons to the stealthy F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters, triggering major construction projects in the coming months, Lt. Gen. Jon “Dog” Davis told San Diego’s military and business leaders on Wednesday.

In remarks to the San Diego Military Advisory Council, Davis, the Marines Corps’ deputy commandant for aviation, said construction “will start next year” and that the project is already fully funded.