Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) welcomed the formal commencement of F-35 operations at Hill Air Force Base.
As a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, Bishop has played a crucial role in bringing this 5th generation combat aircraft to Utah. Rep. Bishop offered the following statement (MP3 attached):
“The F-35 is critical to our national defense. The placement of the first operational F-35 squadrons for the Air Force at Hill is a major statement on the value of the base, and the amazing community that surrounds it. Not only will this create more jobs in the area, but those jobs will be more secure. The F-35 brings the next generations of American combat airpower to Hill and guarantees that our base and its mission are here to stay.”