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F-35C Conducts First Detachment Visit at NAS Lemoore

Naval Air Force Pacific Public Affairs // April 16, 2015

Sailors and members of the community had the opportunity to observe an F-35C Lightning II aircraft static display at Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, California, April 14.

The static display is part of a six-day visit by elements of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA-101) "Grim Reapers" to NAS Lemoore. NAS Lemoore is the future basing site for the F-35C, scheduled to arrive in 2017.

U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Darin Russell

"It was great to see so many Sailors and community members interested in the F-35C," said Cmdr. Frederick Crecelius, commanding officer, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101. "Lemoore will be the new home of the F-35C in the future, and I think there was a lot of interest to see what it looks like up close and get a preview of it sitting beside the Super Hornets that it will be operating with in the air wing of the future."

The F-35C combines advanced stealth with fighter speed and agility, fused targeting, cutting-edge avionics, advanced jamming, network-enabled operations and advanced sustainment. With a broad wingspan, reinforced landing gear, ruggedized structures and durable coatings, the F-35C is designed to stand up to harsh shipboard conditions while delivering a lethal combination of fighter capabilities to the fleet.

Read the full article from Naval Air Force Pacific Public Affairs.