News Flash Home
The original item was published from 8/16/2012 11:56:00 AM to 8/17/2016 12:05:01 AM.

News Flash

City of Homestead News

Posted on: August 16, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Air Force F-4 Jet is removed to become new and improved

The City of Homestead in coordination with the Homestead Air Base Reserve 482nd Fighter Wing Squadron removed the F-4 Jet that sits on US1 and 310 Street for painting and renovation.

The Homestead landmark, which was last painted eight years ago, was carefully transported to the Homestead Air Reserve Base where it will be painted back to its now faded brown and green colors.

It took much man power, proper handling and effort to safely move the piece of Air Force equipment to the Homestead Air Reserve Base. Mayor Steven Bateman helped during the move that started at 5:30 am and took about four hours until completion. Parks and Recreation Director Dennis Maytan expressed the move was made possible with the help of contributions and discounts from Redland Construction, Georges Crane Service, the Military Affairs Committee, the City of Homestead Police Department and Air Reserve Base officers.

Members of the Structural Repair Section of the 482nd Fighter Wing Maintenance Squadron will thoroughly clean and paint the aircraft. The constant outdoor exposure of the jet resulted in a significantly higher level of decay than with an active aircraft. The project is estimated to be completed in about three months given its decay and historical importance. When the jet is renovated it will be returned to its original location and remain a Homestead landmark.

F-4 Jet Move

Mayor Steven Bateman

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City of Homestead News

Stem Saturday event flyer

Dibia Dream hosts STEM Saturday Feb 24 for Homestead Youth

Posted on: February 14, 2024 | Last Modified on: August 7, 2012
Pastor's gathering graphic

The City of Homestead's Faith & Community Board Hosts Pastors Gathering

Posted on: February 7, 2024 | Last Modified on: August 7, 2012
New Walk in Hours

New Building Permit Services Walk In Hours

Posted on: December 18, 2023
CDBG Survey

CDBG Plan Meeting

Posted on: March 7, 2023
Solid Waste Schedule Flyer - Featuring Garbage Truck Picking Up trash

HPS Solid Waste Schedule

Posted on: March 2, 2023
Turkey Point Siren Testing

Turkey Point Siren Testing March 3rd, 2023

Posted on: February 28, 2023
Flyer describing Surplus Auction on Saturday Feb. 18 2023 at 9 A.M.

Homestead Surplus Auction

Posted on: February 17, 2023
Flyer for SW 328 St Miami-Dade County Project

New Roadway Project Along SW 328 ST

Posted on: February 16, 2023
CDBG Survey

CDBG Plan Meeting

Posted on: February 1, 2023
Pink and White City of Homestead Breast Cancer flyer January_February

Free Breast Cancer Screening Information

Posted on: January 25, 2023
SW 4th ST repaving flyer

SW 4th ST Repaving Project

Posted on: January 13, 2023
Roby George Park Pool

Roby George Park Pool Closed

Posted on: January 3, 2023
HPS Sanitation

2023 Solid Waste Schedule

Posted on: January 3, 2023
Town Hall with Vice Mayor Guzman (Orange Flyer)

Town Hall Meeting with Vice Mayor Guzman

Posted on: December 27, 2022
Colleague Helping Research Grant

Homestead CRA Industry Day

Posted on: December 2, 2022
Hurricane Ian Update Graphic 9.28

Hurricane Ian Updates

Posted on: September 28, 2022
Hurricane Ian Solid Waste

Hurricane Ian Updates: Solid Waste

Posted on: September 27, 2022
Hurricane Ian Graphic

Hurricane Ian Updates

Posted on: September 27, 2022
Hurricane Ian Updates Graphic

Hurricane Ian Updates

Posted on: September 26, 2022