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Larson Applauds New Milestone for the F-35

August 2, 2016
Press Release

Washington - Today, the U.S. Air Force declared the F-35 has achieved Initial Operational Capability. Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01), Co-Chair of the Joint Strike Fighter Caucus, released the following statement:

"My sincere congratulations to the U.S. Military, Pratt & Whitney, Lockheed Martin, and all the suppliers and manufacturers who helped make the F-35 the most advanced aircraft in the world. This is a monumental achievement that will help protect our nation and our allies for years to come. The technology behind the F-35 is revolutionary, and I am deeply proud that Connecticut will continue to play a pivotal role in our country's defense."