News: MCAS Yuma

  • The F-35 at Paris Air Show 2017

    June 14, 2017

    The Paris Air Show, or Salon du Bourget, is the world's premiere aerospace trade show. The 2017 Paris Air Show will take place June 19-25 at Le Bourget Parc des Expositions.

  • Marine Corps Trims Hornet Squadrons in Japan with F-35 Arrival

    Marine Corps Trims Hornet Squadrons in Japan with F-35 Arrival

    March 08, 2017

    The U.S. Marine Corps has adjusted the number of F/A-18 Hornet squadrons on rotating deployments to Japan with the arrival of the F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter to that country, according to the Marine Corps deputy commandant for aviation.

  • VMFA-121 Departs for Relocation to Japan

    VMFA-121 Departs for Relocation to Japan

    Marine Corps Air Station Miramar // January 10, 2017
    Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, an F-35B squadron with 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, departed Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, transferring to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Jan. 9, 2017.
  • Marine Grunts Will Train With F-35 Ahead of First Deployment

    Marine Grunts Will Train With F-35 Ahead of First Deployment

    Military.com // October 11, 2016
    The unit, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, out of Camp Pendleton, California, will team up with Yuma-based Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 for a variety of training evolutions before the units deploy together to the Pacific with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit next year.
  • F-35 Program Ramps Up Training for Pilots, Technicians

    F-35 Program Ramps Up Training for Pilots, Technicians

    National Defense Magazine // November 13, 2015
    The F-35 joint strike fighter program is transitioning to a day when its pilots will come fresh out of flight school and the new jet fighter will be their first assignment.
  • U.S. Marine Corps Moves Forward with F-35 Transition

    U.S. Marine Corps Moves Forward with F-35 Transition

    U.S. Marine Corps // August 13, 2015
    "Marine Corps IOC is a significant accomplishment, but we will not stop to celebrate... we will further refine the operational concepts that allow us to fully leverage this transformational capability"
  • Announcement Reaffirms U.S. Air Superiority

    Announcement Reaffirms U.S. Air Superiority

    Yuma Sun // August 05, 2015
    The United States Marine Corps declared Initial Operational Capability (IOC) for its variant of the F-35 Lightning II fighter, a huge milestone in the development of any aircraft — the announcement essentially means they have determined it to be capable of being deployed and ready for service.
  • U.S. Marine Corps Declares the F-35B Operational

    U.S. Marine Corps Declares the F-35B Operational

    FROM THE HEADQUARTERS U.S. MARINE CORPS // July 31, 2015
    The U.S. Marine Corps' F-35B Lightning II aircraft reached initial operational capability today with a squadron of 10 F-35Bs ready for world-wide deployment.
  • VMFA-121 Moving to Japan by 2017

    VMFA-121 Moving to Japan by 2017

    Yuma Sun // July 29, 2015
    Pending the confirmation of the F-35B's readiness for military operations, VMFA-121 will be moving permanently to Japan by 2017.