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Gov. Gary Herbert on Wednesday jumped into the simulated cockpit of an F-35, getting instruction from F-35 cockpit simulator pilot Eric Best. The Air Force had taken the simulator to the University of Utah's Kennecott Building, where the governor and others took it for a spin. The F-35 is the military's newest fighter jet with versions for the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, though none will be ready for combat for a few years. Utah's Hill Air Force Base conducts maintenance on F-35s and will have its own squadron of 72 of the jets. The first two planes in the F-35 squadron arrived last month. More online. >