That reportedly is the sentiment being expressed by Bay County officials in Florida who want the Air Force to consider Tyndall Air Force Base as a potential alternative site to Eglin Air Force Base for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter international and joint schoolhouse. Officials in Valparaiso are pursuing a second lawsuit that would prohibit the Air Force from fulfilling its JSF schoolhouse plans for Eglin, reports the Northwest Florida Daily News. A concerted effort by Eglin-area supporters of the JSF plan apparently failed to sway Valparaiso city officials. Now, however, Bay County commissioners have sent a letter to the Air Force suggesting Tyndall would be ideal considering it already hosts F-22 advance flying training and will give up its F-15 advanced flying training role in the near future.
The White House announced its United States Space Priorities Framework in a document released concurrently with Vice President Kamala Harris' first National Space Council meeting. Listed among five U.S. priorities is to “defend its national security interests from the growing scope and scale of space and counterspace threats.”