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  • U.S. Marine Corps Declares the F-35B Operational

    U.S. Marine Corps Declares the F-35B Operational

    FROM THE HEADQUARTERS U.S. MARINE CORPS // July 31, 2015
    The U.S. Marine Corps' F-35B Lightning II aircraft reached initial operational capability today with a squadron of 10 F-35Bs ready for world-wide deployment.
  • NAS Lemoore is Preparing for the F-35C

    NAS Lemoore is Preparing for the F-35C

    ABC 30 News // July 31, 2015
    When the transition is complete, there will be 100 of the new jets in Lemoore and the base will be the largest naval strike fighter hub in the nation.
  • VMFA-121 Moving to Japan by 2017

    VMFA-121 Moving to Japan by 2017

    Yuma Sun // July 29, 2015
    Pending the confirmation of the F-35B's readiness for military operations, VMFA-121 will be moving permanently to Japan by 2017.
  • Marine F-35B Simulators Get True-to-Life Upgrades

    Marine F-35B Simulators Get True-to-Life Upgrades

    Marine Corps Times // July 27, 2015
    Pilots with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 got Block 2B software upgrades giving their four simulators at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, the exact same capabilities as their real fighters.
  • SECAF Visits Hill, Addresses Air Force Challenges, Priorities

    SECAF Visits Hill, Addresses Air Force Challenges, Priorities

    75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs // July 26, 2015
    James' visit included updates on the transition from the F-16 to the F-35, the total force integration of the active duty and Reserve 388th and 419th Fighter Wings, F-35 and missile depot maintenance, Hill's global munitions-deployment capability, and cost effectiveness programs helping the Air Force "Make Every Dollar Coun
  • U.S. Marines Complete F-35B Readiness Inspection

    U.S. Marines Complete F-35B Readiness Inspection

    Aviation Week // July 22, 2015
    The U.S. Marine Corps has completed an operational readiness inspection (ORI) of its first F-35B squadron, the last major hurdle before the service can assess whether VMFA-121 in Yuma, Arizona, is suitable to declare initial operational capability (IOC).