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Bill directs construction spending to Alaska

The U.S. Senate passed its annual defense authorization bill Wednesday, directing more than $250 million in military spending to Alaska and directing the Navy to procure a new Arctic icebreaker. The $716 billion National Defense Authorization Act sets the defense plan for fiscal year 2019,…

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Public Comment Period ends July 31

The public comment period for the Regional Growth Plan closes on July 31st. Community input is critical to the success of the plan, and key to maximizing the benefits of Eielson Air Force Base growth for FNSB residents. How to Access the Draft Plan View, download and/or…

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Education Snapshot: Eielson Regional Growth Plan

We are excited to present the second Eielson Regional Growth Plan Snapshot #2: Education and Early Childhood Development Demand, Capacity and Example Recommended Strategies for Addressing the Estimated Gap What do we know about potential demand for education and early childhood development programs, services and facilities? The…

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Lockheed Martin To Hire 400 People For F-35 Production

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics is hosting a hiring event on July 30 in search of 400 more employees for its F-35 production teams. “The F-35 is an iconic product that represents the best of U.S. innovation, technology leadership, and advanced manufacturing,” said chairman, president and chief executive officer of Lockheed Martin, Marillyn Hewson….

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Lockheed Martin: Biggest-Ever F-35 Production Deal

The Pentagon and Lockheed Martin (LMT) tentatively agreed on the largest F-35 production contract to date, delivering a $13 billion boost to the defense contractor. The “handshake deal” reached on Sunday was for the 11th F-35 production lot, which includes 141 of the fifth-generation fighters. That’s up…

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Turkey’s Plan to Buy Russian Defense System Risk for NATO

Turkey’s plans to buy the Russian S-400 missile defense system would give a weapon used by “known foes” of NATO deep insight into the radar-evading F-35 fighter jets arriving in growing numbers in Europe, the top U.S. Air Force general in Europe said. General Tod…

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Housing Snapshot: Eielson Regional Growth Plan

We are excited to present the first Eielson Regional Growth Plan Snapshot #1: Housing Demand, Supply and Example Recommended Strategies for Addressing the Estimated Gap What do we know about the DEMAND for housing? The F-35A Beddown at Eielson Air Force Base will bring 1,474 new personnel and their…

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A10 vs F35 close-air support fly off shrouded in secrecy

The much-anticipated A-10 vs. F-35 close-air support fly-off has wrapped up before many people even realized the tests were happening, but a government watchdog group claims the tests were rigged in favor the Lightning II, a fifth-generation multirole fighter. The Project On Government Oversight revealed Tuesday that the tests were underway…

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Russia admits defeat on its ‘stealth’ F-35 killer

Russia announced earlier this month that the Su-57, its proposed entry into the world of fifth-generation stealth-fighter aircraft, would not see mass production. “The plane has proven to be very good, including in Syria, where it confirmed its performance and combat capabilities,” Russian Deputy Defense…

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USAF starts work defining adaptive engine for future fighter

US Air Force officials have taken the first concrete step towards defining a new class of adaptive jet engines to power the next generation of combat aircraft that come after the Lockheed Martin F-35. A $437 million contract modification awarded to GE Aviation on 29…

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