• Hill AFB Receives 400th F-35 Stealth Fighter Delivery

    Hill AFB Receives 400th F-35 Stealth Fighter Delivery0

    The Air Force announced Monday that Hill Air Force Base, Utah, has received delivery of the 400th Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighter, Air Force Times reported. “This 400th delivery is a significant milestone as the F-35 Enterprise continues to grow and expand around the world,” said Vice Adm. Mat Winter, program executive officer for the

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  • Air Force Defends Purchase Request for More F-15 Aircraft

    Air Force Defends Purchase Request for More F-15 Aircraft0

    Air Force officials told the Senate Armed Services Committee late last week that their request for Boeing’s F-15X fourth-generation fighter jet won’t upend plans to buy Lockheed Martin’s fifth-generation F-35 fighter, Defense News reported. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein said it is a short-term and cost-effective fix for retiring the F-15C Eagle.

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  • House Joint Fighter Caucus Proposes Purchasing Additional F-35s

    House Joint Fighter Caucus Proposes Purchasing Additional F-35s0

    The House Joint Strike Fighter Caucus sent a bipartisan letter Monday signed by 99 members to push for an increase in F-35A purchases, following the Air Force’s recent budget request that proposed keeping them at a flat rate, DefenseNews reported. The letter to defense authorizers and appropriators argued the caucus’s proposed F-35 production hike would

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  • In Our Communities

    In Our Communities0

    Big wind-power projects could be permanently banned along a stretch of North Carolina’s coast from the Virginia border to south of Camp Lejeune, Marine Corps Times reported. North Carolina state Sen. Harry Brown has introduced a bill prohibiting sky-scraping wind-power projects within 100 miles of the state’s coast to prevent hindering military flights… Saturday will

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  • Burlington Mayor Weighs Asking Air Force to Reconsider F-35 Basing Decision

    Burlington Mayor Weighs Asking Air Force to Reconsider F-35 Basing Decision0

    Burlington, Vt., Mayor Miro Weinberger on Tuesday said he would need 20 days to decide whether to ask the Air Force to scrap its plan to bring 18 F-35 fighter jets to the Vermont Air National Guard base at Burlington International Airport, after the city council the previous day voted 9-3 to approve a resolution

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  • Vermont Voters Hope to Block Air Guard’s Basing Plan

    Vermont Voters Hope to Block Air Guard’s Basing Plan0

    Voters in Burlington, Vt., on Tuesday approved a non-binding ballot referendum calling for the city council to ask the Air Force to cancel its plan to bring 18 F-35 fighter jets to the Vermont Air National Guard base at Burlington International Airport. Opponents of the Air Force’s basing decision — whose efforts to block the

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