Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James released a statement saying that the Air Force has selected NAS Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas as the preferred location for the first reserve F-35 unit. The statement suggested that the base could receive aircraft as soon as the mid 2020’s.

We selected the Air Force Reserve unit in Fort Worth because it is the location that meets all of the necessary training requirements at the lowest cost,” said Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James in a Jan. 12 release.

“Additionally, the location will provide mission synergy and access to an experienced workforce for recruiting as a result of its proximity to the F-35 manufacturing plant,” which also is based in Fort Worth. – Air Force Magazine

Watch an F-35 Depart NAS Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth