This week, The American-developed and produced F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Jet was used in combat by Israel in the Middle-East to protect their sovereignty. Israel is the first to have to use one in combat. While China and Russia have been trying for years to build something like the F-35 they have not yet been successful. American ingenuity is alive and well and protecting many people from our enemies. We can also be proud that as Arizonans, the pilot who flew this Israeli F-35 was likely trained here in Arizona. So when you hear about the importance of Arizona’s military bases, know that it isn’t just to keep our nation safe. It’s to keep the world safe.