News: In the News

Read F-35 news from publications around the world.

  • Super Helmet

    Super Helmet

    Air & Space Magazine // August 30, 2017
    F-35 pilots get X-ray vision and other magic powers.
  • F-35A Ready for Action in the Pacific if Necessary, SecAF Says

    F-35A Ready for Action in the Pacific if Necessary, SecAF Says

    Military.com // August 28, 2017
    “We now just passed 100,000 flying hours with the F-35, and it is doing very well and in any contingency, if there were a problem, they’re ready to go — ready to go to combat,” Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson told reporters during a briefing at the Pentagon.
  • Airmen, Sailors Prepare to Support F-35 at Sea

    Airmen, Sailors Prepare to Support F-35 at Sea

    33rd Fighter Wing Public Affairs // August 22, 2017
    Two Petty Officers 1st Class from the USS Abraham Lincoln received initial training from the U.S. Air Force’s 33rd Maintenance Squadron’s Aerospace Ground Equipment flight here, Aug. 7-11, 2017
  • FNSB Regional Growth Plan Prepares for F-35 Squadrons

    FNSB Regional Growth Plan Prepares for F-35 Squadrons

    Web Center 11, Fairbanks // August 16, 2017
    The Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce held a luncheon today to discuss the two F-35 jet squadrons arriving at Eielson Air Force Base, and how the community ought to prepare for their arrival.
  • New Pilot on Navigating F-35 Comms: ‘It Is Extremely Simple’

    New Pilot on Navigating F-35 Comms: ‘It Is Extremely Simple’

    DefenseTech // August 16, 2017
    “Operating between the systems is really easy. I don’t have engineers’ understanding of the systems, I couldn’t tell you how to design them, but I can tell you it is extremely simple,” said 1st Lt. Brett Burnside, who recently graduated the Air Force’s B-course at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.
  • F-35As Fly in Weapons Evaluation

    F-35As Fly in Weapons Evaluation

    75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs // August 15, 2017
    Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings supported and flew their F-35A Lightning II aircraft during Combat Hammer, the first operational air-to-ground weapons evaluation for the Air Force’s newest fighter jets.
  • F-35C Integration into the Fleet

    F-35C Integration into the Fleet

    Rear Adm. Roy Kelly / Navy Live // August 04, 2017
    The F-35C Lightning II will introduce next generation strike-fighter aircraft capabilities to the Navy CVW.