TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – Military installations in Arizona, Florida, Missouri and Texas are under consideration to be the home base for the first Air Force Reserve squadron that will fly the new F-35A fighter.READ MORE: Keri Hilson Says 'Hip Hop Family Christmas' Is All About 'Honoring Your Family, Not Living For The World'
An Air Force statement released Tuesday says the candidate bases include Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona, and Homestead Air Reserve Base in Florida.READ MORE: Discover DFW: Families Can Help 'Save Christmas' This Holiday Season
The statement says the others are Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas, and Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri.
The Air Force says it will select “preferred and reasonable alternatives” this fall and that F-35s are expected to begin arriving at the chosen location by the summer of 2013.MORE NEWS: The Christmas Capital of Texas Is located in North Texas
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