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  • Montgomery Chamber: 187th Fighter Wing, Montgomery a winning combo for F-35

    Montgomery Chamber: 187th Fighter Wing, Montgomery a winning combo for F-35

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 5:19 PM EDT2017-08-16 21:19:34 GMT
    It takes a great team to have a successful mission, says the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce. In Montgomery, partnership is our greatest asset. From the historic legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, to the reputation for effectiveness in battle of the 187th, to the enduring relationship between the community and the Air Force, Montgomery has everything it takes to maximize the next bed down of the F-35.  More >>
    It takes a great team to have a successful mission, says the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce. In Montgomery, partnership is our greatest asset. From the historic legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, to the reputation for effectiveness in battle of the 187th, to the enduring relationship between the community and the Air Force, Montgomery has everything it takes to maximize the next bed down of the F-35.  More >>
  • Montgomery Chamber: Bring the F-35 to Alabama

    Montgomery Chamber: Bring the F-35 to Alabama

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 5:16 PM EDT2017-08-16 21:16:19 GMT
    The 187th Fighter Wing based at Dannelly Field in Montgomery, Alabama is the ideal location to bed down the new F-35 Lighting II, the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce says. More >>
    The 187th Fighter Wing based at Dannelly Field in Montgomery, Alabama is the ideal location to bed down the new F-35 Lighting II, the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce says. More >>
  • Montgomery Chamber: F-35 is a chance to preserve and grow Alabama jobs

    Montgomery Chamber: F-35 is a chance to preserve and grow Alabama jobs

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 5:10 PM EDT2017-08-16 21:10:34 GMT
     Landing the F-35 in Montgomery, Alabama is more than just the planes, the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce says. It's preserving over 1400 existing jobs and adding 1000 additional highly-skilled jobs. More >>
     Landing the F-35 in Montgomery, Alabama is more than just the planes, the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce says. It's preserving over 1400 existing jobs and adding 1000 additional highly-skilled jobs. More >>
  • US military officials in Montgomery on F-35 site visit

    US military officials in Montgomery on F-35 site visit

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 5:38 PM EDT2017-05-23 21:38:02 GMT

    The future of the 187th is at stake since it currently flies the oldest F-16s in inventory. If chosen for the F-35, the 187th’s mission could increase by 50 years.

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    The future of the 187th is at stake since it currently flies the oldest F-16s in inventory. If chosen for the F-35, the 187th’s mission could increase by 50 years.

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  • F-35 stealth jet judging panel visits Montgomery ahead of decision

    F-35 stealth jet judging panel visits Montgomery ahead of decision

    Monday, May 22 2017 5:54 PM EDT2017-05-22 21:54:54 GMT
    The F-35 could land in Montgomery. (Source: Dept. of Defense)The F-35 could land in Montgomery. (Source: Dept. of Defense)

    The judging panel that will decide whether Montgomery lands the F-35 stealth jet is in Montgomery. This is the 187th's chance to impress Air Force leaders.

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    The judging panel that will decide whether Montgomery lands the F-35 stealth jet is in Montgomery. This is the 187th's chance to impress Air Force leaders.

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  • Montgomery airshow lifts capital city's chances to land F-35 jet

    Montgomery airshow lifts capital city's chances to land F-35 jet

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 9:28 AM EDT2017-04-12 13:28:18 GMT
    The F-35 could land in Montgomery. (Source: Dept. of Defense)The F-35 could land in Montgomery. (Source: Dept. of Defense)

    Alabama leaders are working overtime to make sure Montgomery lands the F-35 stealth jet fighter. The capital city and Maxwell AFB are on the short list of five places that could be a home base for the combat aircraft.

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    Alabama leaders are working overtime to make sure Montgomery lands the F-35 stealth jet fighter. The capital city and Maxwell AFB are on the short list of five places that could be a home base for the combat aircraft.

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  • Trump criticizes F-35 jet program Montgomery is working to attract

    Trump criticizes F-35 jet program Montgomery is working to attract

    Monday, December 12 2016 8:48 PM EST2016-12-13 01:48:09 GMT

    Whether the tweet was meant to send a clear message about acquisitions and defense spending or a threat to the F-35 program, Wall Street responded swiftly. CNBC reported the market value of Lockheed Martin, the company building the jet, plunged by $4 billion in two hours. 

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    Whether the tweet was meant to send a clear message about acquisitions and defense spending or a threat to the F-35 program, Wall Street responded swiftly. CNBC reported the market value of Lockheed Martin, the company building the jet, plunged by $4 billion in two hours. That’s roughly $28 million dollars per character in the president-elect's tweet. 

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  • Montgomery news conference held regarding F-35 jet

    Montgomery news conference held regarding F-35 jet

    Thursday, December 8 2016 5:42 PM EST2016-12-08 22:42:22 GMT

    A news conference was held Thursday afternoon in Montgomery to discuss the economic and historic significance that would come about from the U.S. Air Force deciding to locate its new F-35A jets here. Montgomery is now on the short list to get the new jets.

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    A news conference was held Thursday afternoon in Montgomery to discuss the economic and historic significance that would come about from the U.S. Air Force deciding to locate its new F-35A jets here. Montgomery is now on the short list to get the new jets.

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    Montgomery's 187th Fighter Wing a finalist for F-35A

    Montgomery's 187th Fighter Wing a finalist for F-35A

    Wednesday, December 7 2016 6:18 PM EST2016-12-07 23:18:40 GMT
    (Source: 187th Fighter Wing, Alabama Air National Guard)(Source: 187th Fighter Wing, Alabama Air National Guard)

    The Air Force has selected the 187th Fighter Wing at Dannelly Field Air Guard Station in Montgomery as one of five finalists to be an Air National Guard F-35A Joint Strike Fighter location.

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    The Air Force has selected the 187th Fighter Wing at Dannelly Field Air Guard Station in Montgomery as one of five finalists to be an Air National Guard F-35A Joint Strike Fighter location.

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  • Montgomery Chamber flying high on F-35 possibilities

    Montgomery Chamber flying high on F-35 possibilities

    Friday, December 9 2016 11:48 AM EST2016-12-09 16:48:25 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    At the Montgomery Chamber's 144th Annual Meeting, local leaders were buzzing about the possibility of the F-35 landing in the capital city. 

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    At the Montgomery Chamber's 144th Annual Meeting, local leaders were buzzing about the possibility of the F-35 landing in the capital city. 

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  • Sen. Shelby advocates for Alabama to land F-35 program

    Sen. Shelby advocates for Alabama to land F-35 program

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 7:03 PM EDT2017-06-21 23:03:16 GMT

    U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), would like nothing more than to see the Air Force locate its new F-35 fighter jet program in the heart of Alabama, and on Wednesday he discussed the possibility that it could happen.

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    U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), would like nothing more than to see the Air Force locate its new F-35 fighter jet program in the heart of Alabama, and on Wednesday he discussed the possibility that it could happen.

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