The head of Lockheed Martin's F-35 program plans to retire, ending a decade-plus run in charge of the program. Tom Burbage will step down from his role at the end of March, Lockheed spokeswoman Laura Siebert confirmed to Defense News
. The news was initially reported by Aviation Week
. Nothing has been announced on Burbage's replacement. (Source: Defense News
, Aviation Week
, 01/31/13) Gulf Coast note
: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 training center.