The Air Force announced Sept. 17, 2009, its criteria for selecting bases for the new F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter. It plans to produce two candidate lists—one for operations and one for training—by late spring 2010, ultimately announcing the final choices in early 2011. Here, an F-35 taxis down the flight line at Eglin AFB, Fla., April 23, 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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