(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.