Fort Smith Advantage

A GREAT PLACE TO FLY The Ebbing Air National Guard Base is uniquely equipped to handle the FMS F-35s. Its unrivaled bombing range, airspace, hangars, maintenance bays, ramp space, airfield, and united community support make it an ideal, cost-effective long-term home for F-35s. WHY FSM? PREMIER AIRSPACE Centrally located airspace presents outstanding joint training opportunities with SOF exercises, F-16s in Tulsa, B-52s in Barksdale, Whiteman A-10s, F-18 Hornets from Fort Worth, and the Fort Chaffee Joint Maneuver Training Center. Large Airspace In Middle America Central location offers joint training opportunities Only 4.1NM From The End Of Our Runway Short distance to and from the training area means more time to train. Closest In The ANG To A Primary Class A Range Fuel and training savings for our FMS partners Great Flying Weather Warm climate with ideal flying conditions year-round. We average 317 days a year with better than 3,000 ft ceilings and 3NM visibility Cost Of Living 20% Less Than National Average OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SUPPORT On August 6th 2020 a Times Record Facebook poll showed 93% in favor of having Fort Smith serve as the fighter jet training site.