Monday, March 2, 2009

EDC launches J-35 support effort

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. - The Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County has launched a campaign in support of the Joint Strike Fighter mission at Eglin Air Force Base. EDC is asking residents to take an online poll on U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller's Web site. The City of Valparaiso, right outside Eglin, voted last month to sue the Air Force over plans to bring the F-35 training center to Eglin. The poll is designed to show how much support the basing has, despite Valparaiso's actions. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 03/01/09)