Bringing the Heat: F-35s Arrive at Nellis Air Force Base for Red Flag 17-3

MCAS Miramar, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing // July 06, 2017

Two F-35B Lightning IIs with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 “Wake Island Avengers,” 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, taxi the runway after landing at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 5.

A total of 10 aircraft and more than 250 Marines with VMFA-211 will participate in Red Flag 17-3, a realistic combat training exercise hosted by the U.S. Air Force to assess the squadron’s ability to deploy and support contingency operations using the F-35B. 

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U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lillian Stephens