Here are three things to know about Wright-Patterson and the F-35 program office:
1. JOINT PROGRAM OFFICE: The development of three different versions of the F-35 is managed through the Joint Program Office in Crystal City, Va. A Pentagon report has urged splitting oversight into two offices, one for the Air Force and a second for the Navy and Marine Corps. Each service branch flies a different version of the jet. A decision on what steps to take next and where to locate the offices was expected sometime over the next year, but a final date has not been set.