Letters to the Editor

Mattox letter: F-35 mission

I agree with the excellent letter from Jeffrey Gray in the July 2 Statesman. I have a vague sense that I may have missed some vital fact about this subject; but to station loud jet fighters so close to Idaho’s main population area is illogical (if not just plain dumb), when a U.S. Air Force Base sits just 40 miles away at Mountain Home.

What am I missing here? I know, I know: economic development for Boise. Has anyone quantified the loss of Boise’s renowned quality of life that such an action would cause? Seems very short-sighted to me.

Bill Mattox, Meridian

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