An F-35 Joint Strike Fighter soars over Destin, Fla., before landing at its new home at Eglin Air Force Base. Purchasing more of the fighters would be off the table in 2014 if automatic federal spending cuts go into effect. (Associated Press)

An F-35 Joint Strike Fighter soars over Destin, Fla., before landing at its new home at Eglin Air Force Base. Purchasing more of the fighters would be off the table in 2014 if automatic federal spending cuts go into effect. (Associated Press)