MONTGOMERY, Alabama – The U.S. Air Force has selected the Alabama Air National Guard’s 187th Fighter Wing for the new F-35A fighter jet program, a decision that’s expected to spur significant job creation and new investment.
Governor Kay Ivey joined state and local officials to announce the decision today at a press conference at the 187th Fighter Wing’s base at Dannelly Field.
“It’s huge news,” she said, calling it the most significant economic announcement she has made as governor.
She added: “I am thrilled and very pleased that the 187th Fighter Wing has been chosen as the home for the new F-35 fighter jet …. The decision to send the F-35 to Montgomery is a testament as the leading aerospace state in the nation.”