General Manager Weekly Update

  • Week of 10/10/2019

    Week of 10/10/2019

    Last month, the Acceptance Test Facility (ATF) cleared its 500th F-35. Another key milestone demonstrating our program maturity, progress and readiness to ramp to full rate production. The ATF uses industry-leading technology to provide a full-scale aircraft test that verifies each F-35 meets its radar cross section…

  • Week of 9/26/2019

    Week of 9/26/2019

    Last month, the Panther Beast Competition took place at Luke Air Force Base where Pilots and maintainers demonstrated the F-35s weapons capacity and mission readiness. Pilots flew 50 miles to acquire and destroy 6 to 12 targets in 45 minutes. The most accurate pilot was crowned the "Panther Beast.”

  • Week of 9/19/2019

    Week of 9/19/2019

    Today, the Air National Guard received its first two F-35s in Burlington, Vermont. This milestone truly signifies a changing of the guard and marks a new era of air power. “The arrival of the F-35 is a significant milestone for the Green Mountain Boys of the Vermont Air National Guard and state of Vermont. The…

  • Week of 9/13/2019

    Week of 9/13/2019

    This week, I would like to highlight two American hero’s. On Saturday, C.E. “Bud” Anderson and Dean “Diz” Laird visited the Lockheed Martin display at the Tailhook Symposium in Reno, Nevada. Bud and Diz were childhood friends, fellow Boy Scouts and later became World War II flying aces together. Both men made…

  • Weekof 9/5/2019

    Weekof 9/5/2019

    Today I am writing to you from Poland where I am attending Miedzynarodowy Salon Przemyslu Obronnego, which means, International Defence Industry Exhibition, known to conference goers as MSPO. Lockheed Martin and 600 other companies from 31 nations are together to discuss how to partner to meet rising global threats.

  • Week of 8/29/2019

    Week of 8/29/2019

    The F-35 is usually up in the sky, but now it will take to the streets! The F-35 Texas specialty license plate launches Sept. 1 at Department of Motor Vehicles locations across the state. I would like to thank the champions of the bill, Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, Texas State Representative Charlie Geren and all…

  • Week of 8/22/2019

    Week of 8/22/2019

    Today, the F-35 took to the skies in the Big Apple. In a historic event, the F-35 Lightning II Demo Team, The Royal Air Force Red Arrows and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds flew over the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty. It is always inspiring to see the F-35 on public display. Today’s flyover was a stunning…

  • Week of 8/15/2019

    Week of 8/15/2019

    The 4th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron put the F-35’s rapid readiness to the test in Exercise Agile Lightning last week. Demonstrating agile basing concept, a small team of F-35s and personnel deployed to a forward undisclosed location in Southwest Asia to support combat operations. 

  • Week of 8/8/19

    Week of 8/8/19

    This week, I want to highlight the All In efforts of Art Cameron. For the last six years, Art has been the Luke Air Force Base Site Director. His exceptional work is why I am excited to announce his new position, Director of Field Team Operations, effective immediately.

  • Week of 8/2/2019

    Week of 8/2/2019

    This week, we are rolling out F-35 Central, a one-stop-shop resource for official F-35 program information and materials. As a direct result of your feedback for more access to up-to-date information, F-35 Central will further align the enterprise and ensure we tell a consistent, coordinated and compelling story to all…

  • Week of 7/26/2019

    Week of 7/26/2019

    Today, I am excited to write to you about the All In efforts to integrate Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System (AutoGCAS) onto Air Force F-35A's seven years ahead of schedule. This is no small feat and took hard work and dedication from our joint government and industry F-35 team.