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Adam Putnam calls on Air Force to bring F-35 squadron to Jacksonville

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Agriculture Commissioner and gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam said Thursday that he wrote a letter in support of the Florida National Guard’s efforts to bring the F-35 Lightning II to Jacksonville.

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Donald Trump targets F-35, but aircraft means jobs in 45 states

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President-elect Donald Trump is vowing to corral the “out of control” cost of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. But congressional Republicans and Democrats, aware of the tens of thousands of jobs the aircraft generates in 45 states, will be wary of any plans by Trump to cut the program. A Monday morning tweet from Trump targeting the F-35 doesn’t explain exactly how he’ll save billions of dollars in military purchases while also honoring a campaign vow to rebuild the armed…

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When the military and private clients need snow, they go to Florida

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Dressed in winter parkas, boots and gloves, engineers for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. used trucks equipped with special sensors, computers and weights as they drove wide circles through a snow-packed field in 10-degree weather on a recent afternoon. Scientists from the Akron, Ohio-based tire maker traveled nearly 1,000 miles in search of the cold and snowy conditions needed for the early September testing. They found what they were looking for in the Florida Panhandle. The test engineers spent their…

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