Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Official addresses F-35 noise issue

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. - An Air Force official says the F-35 fighters will be no louder than an F-22 or F-18. Major General Charles Davis spoke Tuesday to a group at Okaloosa Island to address concerns, mainly from Valparaiso residents, that jets will be too noisy and lower property values once Eglin Air Force Base begins a new mission as the location for Joint Strike Fighter training. That new mission will bring some 10,000 people to Okaloosa County in the next 10 years. (Source: WEAR-TV3, 09/30/08)