The Pentagon's Joint Estimating Team likely will report continued cost and schedule problems with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, according to InsideDefense.com. However, defense officials have said should that be the case, there are funds available to ensure the program stays on track. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has made F-35 production a centerpiece of his budget strategy. Here, Gates tours the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II aircraft production facility with Lockheed Martin President Robert Stevens, right, and Vice President Ralph Heath, left, in Fort Worth, Tex., Aug. 31, 2009.
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Memorial Day is a time to remember all those who died fighting for their country, just like A1C William Pitsenbarger, an Air Force pararescueman who took part in more than 250 rescue missions before he was killed at the age of 21. His selflessness and valor in the Vietnam War earned him an Air Force Cross and, eventually, a Medal of Honor.
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