Air Force, Navy F-35s OK’d for flight

RDML KirbyWashington (AP) — The U.S. Navy and Air Force have approved a limited return to flight for their new-generation F-35 fighter jet.

Pentagon press secretary, Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby, announced Tuesday that Navy and Air Force officials approved the flight resumption on Monday but imposed restrictions that will remain in effect until the cause of a June 23 engine fire at Eglin Air Force Base is identified and corrected.

The Pentagon’s announcement Tuesday did not give any investigation details. It said additional information would be provided later.

Read more in the July 17 issue of Navarre Press, which also includes coverage of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s recent visit to Eglin Air Force Base or subscribe online here.

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