NGB to host public scoping meeting for Kingsley Field F-35 EIS

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The National Guard Bureau (NGB) and Department of the Air Force are preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the basing of an F-35A Lightning II Formal Training Unit at Kingsley Field Air National Guard Base at the Crater Lake-Klamath Regional Airport. The EIS will assess the potential environmental consequences of this proposed basing action. The F-35A aircraft are being acquired in support of the Air National Guard (ANG) mission. These aircraft would replace the legacy fighter aircraft (F-15C/D) at the 173d Fighter Wing installation. 

Public Meeting
The NGB is holding a public scoping meeting, during which the public can learn about the proposal, talk to project team representatives, and provide written comments, concerns, or input regarding the proposal. The public scoping meeting will be held in-person locally on the date below. This informational meeting is a forum for the NGB to collect public comments and answer questions regarding the proposal, alternatives, and environmental resources to be studied for potential impacts.

All members of the public and press are invited to attend the public scoping meeting to be held:

In-Person Meeting
June 26, 2024
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PDT
Crater Lake-Klamath Regional Airport

This meeting will be an open-house style information session with project team members available to answer questions. We recommend arriving no later than 6:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. to have time to visit the information stations. There will not be a formal presentation.

How to Submit Public Comments
Public comments must be submitted in written format by July 11, 2024 to be considered in the preparation of the Draft EIS. Comments received after the close of the public comment period will be reviewed but may not be specifically addressed in the Draft EIS. 
You may submit written comments in one of the following ways:
•    Via the project website at
•    In person at the public meeting
•    Via email to
•    By U.S. mail to: EIS Project Manager, Shepperd Hall, 3501 Fetchet Ave., Joint Base Andrews MD  20762-5157
Public scoping is the first step in the Environmental Impact Analysis Process. Using input obtained during this meeting, the NGB will refine the study to focus on significant issues, as well as eliminate issues that are not significant from further detailed study. In addition, following the meeting, the NGB will conduct a detailed analysis of potential impacts of the proposal. The complete analysis will be presented in the Draft EIS, which will be provided for public review and comment in the Spring of 2025.

For More Information
Visit the project website at or contact the 173rd Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office at 541-885-6677.