News: United States

  • F-35A, F-35B Integrate at Red Flag

    F-35A, F-35B Integrate at Red Flag

    Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada / 33rd Fighter Wing Public Affairs // July 21, 2017
    The 33rd Fighter Wing and Marine Attack Squadron 221 are participating in the first combat exercise with Air Force F-35As and Marine Corps F-35Bs operating simultaneously during Red Flag 17-3, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
  • Luke to Resume Local F-35A Flying Operations

    Luke to Resume Local F-35A Flying Operations

    56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs // June 20, 2017
    No specific root cause for the physiological events was identified during recent visits from experts and engineers from the Joint Program Office, Lockheed Martin, the Air Force Research Laboratory and other organizations.
  • F-35A, Maintainers Demonstrate Global Reach

    F-35A, Maintainers Demonstrate Global Reach

    Air Combat Command // May 10, 2017
    When the Air Force declared the F-35A ready for combat in August 2016, Airmen at Hill Air Force Base knew they could be asked to deploy overseas at any time.
  • U.S. Air Force to Send F-35A to Paris Air Show

    U.S. Air Force to Send F-35A to Paris Air Show

    U.S. Air Force Statement // May 07, 2017
    ​The Air Force will send the F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft to participate in the Paris Air Show this June, Air Force officials announced May 6, 2017.
  • Hill F-35s at Lakenheath

    Hill F-35s at Lakenheath

    Combat Aircraft // May 02, 2017
    ​Eight F-35A Lightning IIs operated by the 388th Fighter Wing’s 34th Fighter Squadron ‘Rams’ and the Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing’s 466th Fighter Squadron at Hill AFB, Utah, deployed to RAF Lakenheath, UK, in April for the type’s first overseas training deployment to Europe.
  • 5th-Generation Fighters Arrive in Bulgaria

    5th-Generation Fighters Arrive in Bulgaria

    U.S. Department of Defense // April 28, 2017
    Two U.S. F-35 Lightning II aircraft and about 20 supporting airmen arrived in Bulgaria today from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, as part of a deployment that enhances the region’s ability to host the aircraft for future deployments and operations.
  • F-35As Deploy to Estonia for the First Time

    F-35As Deploy to Estonia for the First Time

    USAFE-AFAFRICA // April 25, 2017
    Two F-35A Lightning II aircraft and approximately 20 supporting Airmen arrived at Ämari Air Base, Estonia, today, from RAF Lakenheath, England.
  • F-35C Targeting System Guides Weapon to Moving Target

    F-35C Targeting System Guides Weapon to Moving Target

    Edwards AFB, California / 412th Test Wing Public Affairs // April 20, 2017
    The F-35 Integrated Test Force recently performed another first-of-its-kind test when the aircraft released a laser-guided bomb against a moving target.
  • US, UK Leaders Mark F-35A Program Milestone

    US, UK Leaders Mark F-35A Program Milestone

    DVIDS // April 19, 2017
    Senior leaders from the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Air Force and the Royal air force gathered to highlight a significant F-35A Lightning II program milestone, April 19.
  • US Marines Continue F-35B Workup in Japan

    US Marines Continue F-35B Workup in Japan

    Defense News // April 17, 2017
    The first Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter squadron to deploy overseas is continuing the type’s expeditionary workup, conducting training exercises to operate the aircraft in real-world scenarios while operating from austere locations.
  • U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II Fighter Aircraft to Deploy to Europe for Training

    U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II Fighter Aircraft to Deploy to Europe for Training

    United States Department of Defense // April 14, 2017
    The U.S. Air Force will deploy a small number of F-35A Lightning II aircraft this weekend on a long-planned training deployment to Europe. The aircraft are scheduled to conduct training with other U.S. and NATO aircraft based in Europe for several weeks as part of the European Reassurance Initiative.
  • USMC Develops F-35’s Austere Capabilities

    USMC Develops F-35’s Austere Capabilities

    IHS Jane's Defence Weekly // April 13, 2017
    The US Marine Corps (USMC) is developing the austere operating capabilities of the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), with a 'hot' ground refuelling conducted from a transport aircraft on 11 April.
  • FMS Pilots Reach 100th F35 Sortie Milestone

    FMS Pilots Reach 100th F35 Sortie Milestone

    Luke AFB, 944th Fighter Wing Public Affairs // March 17, 2017
    Student and instructor pilots working under the Foreign Military Sales program reached a historic milestone today when they flew their 100th sortie here at Luke Air Force Base.
  • F-35 Stealth Fighter Touted as the Tie that Binds Pacific Alliance

    F-35 Stealth Fighter Touted as the Tie that Binds Pacific Alliance

    Stars and Stripes // March 16, 2017
    The two-day symposium on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter served as the first loop in a knot “to more quickly mature the airplane” among Pacific allies, said Air Force Brig. Gen. Craig Wills, director of strategy, plans and programs for U.S. Pacific Command, on Tuesday.
  • Ogden ALC Completes F-35 Milestone

    Ogden ALC Completes F-35 Milestone

    Ogden Air Logistics Complex // March 15, 2017
    The Ogden Air Logistics Complex accomplished another "first" in support of the F-35 Lightning II program.
  • A Pilot’s Perspective on the F-35’s Dominance

    A Pilot’s Perspective on the F-35’s Dominance

    Scout Warrior // March 08, 2017
    The Air Force's new F-35A multi-role, stealth Joint Strike Fighter brings an unprecedented ability to destroy targets in the air, attack moving enemies on the ground and beam battlefield images across the force in real time, an Air Force pilot told Scout Warrior in a special interview.
  • 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.