New Fighter Needs New Alert Facility

The Hawaii Air National Guard’s 199th Fighter Squadron operates its F-15 fighters out of a facility built when the unit flew F-86s some 50 years ago. Since the squadron is getting the newest USAF fighter, the F-22A, it plans to construct a new $30 million facility, beginning in 2008—after the requisite envinronmental assessments—the Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports.