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Air Force selects 187th Fighter Wing for F-35 jet program

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.”

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