419th reservists train to fuel F-35 fighter jets

419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs // May 05, 2014

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — During their two-week annual training here, reservists from the 419th Logistics Readiness Squadron were certified to refuel the F-35A Lightning II in preparation for the jet’s arrival to Hill AFB in fall 2015.

“The opportunity to have this sneak peek into the refueling process of an F-35 will reduce or eliminate the learning curve for us when we get this aircraft at Hill,” said Senior Airman Timothy Potter, fuels specialist in the 419th LRS. “Our experience here will make what we do safer and more efficient.”

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Crystal Charriere.