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Montgomery Regional Airport Getting FAA Money to Make Improvements

The Montgomery Regional Airport is making some upgrades, thanks to a big grant from the Federal Aviation Administration. The airport was awarded $935,000, mainly to repave and resurface all of the taxiways and runways. It’s the final phase of a 10-year plan to upgrade infrastructure that officials say make the airport safer and more competitive. Airport Executive Director Marshall Taggart…

F-35 Fighter Jet Environmental Impact Study

The F-35 fighter jet is coming to Montgomery, but first the U.S. Air Force wants to hear your concerns. Thursday evening there was an environmental impact meeting at the Montgomery Regional Airport. The National Guard Bureau took concerns from the community about potential issues with the F-35. They say so far the feedback has been good. “I think it’s a…

When is the F-35 Coming to Montgomery?

  The United States Air Force is looking for a home for two new units of F-35 Fighter Jets. Five cities are being considered for the F-35’s: Boise, Idaho; Jacksonville, Florida; Detroit, Michigan; Madison, Wisconsin; and Montgomery. Former State Representative Perry Hooper, Jr. says Montgomery is the perfect city to house some of the military’s top technology. “We’ve got the best…

Billboards To Support F-35 Planes In Montgomery

You may have noticed them around town – The Montgomery area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring billboards across the city to raise awareness of the effort to get the F-35 to locate here. Leaders of the F-35 Task Force say it’s important that the community be aware Montgomery is in the running as a possible home for a fleet of…