Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Eglin gets second F-35A squadron

Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., will be the location for a second F-35A Squadron, doubling the number of F-35 fighter jets at the base from 24 to 48, according to a release from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). It was back on May 9, 2019, that the Air Force announced Eglin as a preferred location for a second F-35 squadron. Now it's a done deal. “Today’s announcement is a big win for Northwest Florida and our nation’s military readiness,” Rubio said in the statement. (Source: Sen. Marco Rubio, 06/14/21) Previous