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    Just Getting Started: NAS Lemoore Stands up First F-35C West Coast Squadron

    ​Jan. 25, four F-35Cs touched down at Naval Air Station Lemoore, California, greeted by the U.S. Navy, members of the U.S. government and Lockheed Martin leadership. The four aircraft are the first F-35Cs to join the Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 125, the Rough Raiders. On Jan. 12, 2017, the Navy re-established the Rough Raiders, a former F/A-18 Hornet training squadron, as the West Coast-based F-35C Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS).

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    Just Getting Started: NAS Lemoore Stands up First F-35C West Coast Squadron
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    Where the Rubber Meets the Tarmac: F-35 Site Activation

    By 2020, an estimated 25 Air Force Bases (AFB), Naval Air Stations (NAS), Marine Corps Air Stations (MCAS) and other partner installations around the world will operate and maintain F-35s. Before each location receives an F-35, however, the site must be “activated” and declared ready to operate and maintain the jets. Enter the F-35 Site Activation Team.

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    Where the Rubber Meets the Tarmac: F-35 Site Activation
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    F-35 Engineers Use Thor to Build Stealth into the Lightning II

    The F-35’s stealth capabilities are unrivaled in tactical fighter aviation. With low observability attributes built into the jet from the beginning of the design process – structural shape, internal weapons carriages, embedded sensors, stealth coatings and more – the aircraft can go virtually undetected to enemy radar.

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    F-35 Engineers Use Thor to Build Stealth into the Lightning II