Saturday, March 7, 2009

Supporters rally for F-35

VALPARAISO, Fla. - Supporters of the plan to bring the Joint Strike Fighter training center to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., gathered a petition Friday. The group opposes Valparaiso's plans to sue the Air Force, and wants to present the petition to the city commission Monday. Rally organizer Rick Woelfl said F-35 supporters collected more than a 1,000 signatures online and on paper. Valparaiso officials are concerned over the noise the F-35 will bring, and claim it will lower property values. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 03/06/09)