F-35A fighter jet coming to Eielson base for testing

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - A fighter jet will be at Eielson Air Force Base for testing this month.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/2z2umsr ) the F-35A Lighting II will be the first of its kind to visit Eielson. It's a multipurpose fighter plane designed to replace older fighters, including the Air Force's F-16 Fighting Falcons, the A-10 Warthog, the Navy's aircraft carrier-based F-18 Hornet and the Marine Corps' AV-8B Harrier II "jump jet."

F-35A fighter jet coming to Eielson base for testing

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