BF-6 and BF-8 Land at Eglin AFB: The F-35 Moves Forward

01/25/2012
01/17/12 During Second Line of Defense visits in mid-January 2012 to the participants in Bold Alligator, we were able to focus on the meaning of the arrival of the new USMC F-35Bs to Eglin AFB.  Col. Arthur TOMASSETTI, vice commander of the 33rd Fighter Wing, Air Education and Training Command,…

The F-35A Lands at Eglin: What Does That Say About the Current State of Production?

07/27/2011
07/26/2011: To get a sense of what the AF-9 and AF-8 F-35s landing at Eglin this month represent in terms of the production process, Second Line of Defense interviewed Dr. Kinard, Deputy F-35 Fighter Production System.  Earlier we interviewed Kinard with regard to the approach to wing production on the…