Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) said March 4, 2010, during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, that the Air Force plan to remove F-15 fighters from Tyndall AFB, Fla., will eliminate more jobs than USAF expected, taking about 15 percent of the base's workforce. Here, an F-22 and two F-15s from Tyndall participate in a refueling mission with a KC-135 from the Mississippi Air National Guard over eastern Florida, Sept. 22, 2008.
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The Senate Armed Services Committee’s version of the National Defense Authorization Act, released by the committee late Thursday, would provide for $715.9 billion in spending, according to a summary produced by the committee.
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