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As dangerous adversaries continue to pose a threat to the United States and our allies, ensuring the readiness of our military and a strong national defense is more important than ever. That’s where the F-35 Lightning II fighter jet comes in.
The F-35 fighter jet is known as being the most advanced aircraft in the world. Rep. Pete Stauber and community leaders tried a simulated version of it at Cirrus Aircraft Friday and talked about the potential of getting F-35's in the 148th Fighter Wing.
“The biggest reason why the 148th Fighter Wing is ready for joint strike fighters now and near the future is because of our great people and work force that we have here in Duluth,” Chris Blomquist, the 148th Fighter Wing Commander, said.