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  • F-35A Arrives at Eielson for Testing

    F-35A Arrives at Eielson for Testing

    Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska // October 13, 2017
    An F-35A Lightning II landed at Eielson AFB Oct 12 to participate in testing several aspects of the fifth-generation fighter aircraft
  • 500th F-35 Pilot Takes to the Sky

    500th F-35 Pilot Takes to the Sky

    Eglin AFB, Florida // October 05, 2017
    Maj. Chris Campbell, 461st Flight Test Squadron director of operations, is an F-16 test pilot with more than 1,000 fighter hours and 245 combat hours. He began F-35 fighter pilot training at the 33rd Fighter Wing this summer and became the 500th pilot to graduate the program.
  • New F-35A Squadron Stands Up at Hill

    New F-35A Squadron Stands Up at Hill

    Air Forces Monthly // October 03, 2017
    The 4th Fighter Squadron (FS) ‘Fighting Fuujins’ and 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU) received a first F-35A at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, last Wednesday, September 27.
  • F-35B Hot Loads With AIM-120’s

    F-35B Hot Loads With AIM-120’s

    MCAS Yuma, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing // September 25, 2017
    The exercise was a validation/verification conducted during Weapons and Tactics Instructors course 1-18. WTI is an exercise that takes service members from all over the world in a joint training exercise for mission readiness. WTI is hosted by Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron one.
  • F-35 Lightning II Update at ASC17

    Defense & Aerospace Report // September 19, 2017
    ​Jeff Babione, executive vice president and general manager for Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II program, shares a program update with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian during a Sept. 19, 2017, interview at the Air Force Association’s 2017 Air, Space & Cyber conference and trade show.
  • F-35 Pilots From UK and Europe Begin Coalition Interoperability Trials

    F-35 Pilots From UK and Europe Begin Coalition Interoperability Trials

    BAE Systems // September 18, 2017
    Royal Navy and Royal Air Force pilots teamed up with fellow F-35 pilots from Italy and the Netherlands to take part in the latest interoperability trials that see coalition forces flying F-35s in a simulated mission scenario with other UK military platforms across land, sea and air.