Wednesday, December 10, 2014
The House and Senate have agreed to provide $554.2 billion in funding for the military in fiscal 2015. The funding includes money for additional F-35A and F-35C Joint Strike Fighters. The bill includes $224 million for two additional F-35A fighters for the U.S. Air Force and $255 million for two additional Navy F-35Cs. The measure funds a total of 38 F-35 fighters, nine more than in FY-14. (Source: Reuters, 12/10/14) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.