Thursday, July 29, 2010

New Squadrons of Joint Strike Fighter moving to Eglin AFB

59 F-35s coming to Eglin First two Joint Strike Fighters expected in November Bart Jansen • News Journal Washington bureau • July 29, 2010 WASHINGTON — The Air Force plans to base 59 of its new F-35 Joint Strike Fighters at Eglin Air Force Base, the Pentagon announced Wednesday. The Air Force initially planned to bring more than 100 F-35 aircraft to the base. But last year, following concerns from surrounding communities about noise from the new jets, officials lowered the initial number to 59 aircraft, and ordered additional research be conducted before more aircraft were assigned to Eglin. The announcement confirms the Air Force's cap of 59 aircraft, and brings the base one step closer to finalizing staffing levels and details of the F-35 training program — a move which is expected by spring. The first two planes are expected to arrive at the base in November. Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Chumuckla, said he toured construction at the base about two months ago for the schoolhouse and for the pilots, and that "everything is on schedule." "It is something that was expected," Miller said of the decision, although other studies still must be completed. "In these economic times, getting close to finality is very important." Flight operations will also be conducted at Duke and Choctaw fields. The planes will be used by the Air Force, Navy and Marines. The base-closing commission decided that instructor pilots and support staff should be moved to Eglin from Luke Air Force Base in Arizona, Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in California and Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia. Some staff will also relocate from Naval Air Station Pensacola. The community there recognized that consolidation at Eglin was the best move for the Gulf Coast region.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

[b]I know you all seen this one in the news yesturday! Its crazy what some people will do these days.. right?[/b]

JetBlue flight attendant arrested after NYC ruckus (AP) http://is.gd/eaSa1 via @tcnews1

Anonymous said...

[b]Okay, Im a news junkie a bit and this may not be relavant, but what is a Muslim "Ramadan"?[/b]

Muslims prepare for Ramadan http://is.gd/ecKPP

Anonymous said...

I know you seen this in the news today.. whats your thoughts regarding this?

Gitmo jury recommends 14 years for al-Qaida cook (AP) http://is.gd/edBrx

[b]Pot dealers get more time in jail then terrorists.. Whats up with that Obama?[/b]

Anonymous said...

[b]Did you read out Ahmadinejad doubting the trade center attacks in the news? The worlds gone instant! Right?[/b]

[i]Iran's Ahmadinejad doubts Sept 11 attack toll[/i] http://is.gd/e7zYc

Anonymous said...

You like music? Even better.. Do you you like good music??

Ricky Sherman Jr. a.k.a. [b]King Proph3t[/b] - Hood Anthem 4:41 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CM29q6skBSA

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

[i]Safety concern for Florida government over [b]9/11 Quran burning[/b] threat[/i] http://is.gd/f28ro

Can we say.. a lil' radical! Life is about free will. And when you try to get in the way to the path of others own free will, then how are you actually helping the situation? If anything your just leading them further astray. Just my opinion. But, who am I anyways???

Anonymous said...

[i]Safety concern for Florida government over [b]9/11 Quran burning[/b] threat[/i] http://is.gd/f28ro

Can we say.. a lil' radical! Life is about free will. And when you try to get in the way to the path of others own free will, then how are you actually helping the situation? If anything your just leading them further astray. Just my opinion. But, who am I anyways???

Anonymous said...

[i]Safety concern for Florida government over [b]9/11 Quran burning[/b] threat[/i] http://is.gd/f28ro

Can we say.. a lil' radical! Life is about free will. And when you try to get in the way to the path of others own free will, then how are you actually helping the situation? If anything your just leading them further astray. Just my opinion. But, who am I anyways???