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Vargas steps up for NAF, El Centro

(Congressman wants side by side comparisons of Navy facilities)…Representative Juan Vargas submitted the Amendment this week.

The amendment would require the Defense Department to do a comparative financial study of the Naval Air Facility, El Centro and the Naval Air Station, Lemoore. NAF, El Centro and NAS, Lemoore are competing for the homebasing of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter squadron. Vargas said from what he has seen, NAF, El Centro is incredibly well suited to serve the F-35 squadron. Imperial County and a Coalition called Imperial Valley United are lobbying for the Navy to Homebase the squadron at the local base.