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  • First Japanese F-35A Arrives at Luke AFB

    First Japanese F-35A Arrives at Luke AFB

    Luke AFB, 944th Fighter Wing Public Affairs // November 29, 2016
    The arrival marked the next step for the international F-35 training program as Japan took ownership of the first FMS aircraft to arrive at Luke.
  • F-35 Helmet, Ahead of Our Time

    F-35 Helmet, Ahead of Our Time

    DVIDS // November 19, 2016
    When the DoD launched the acquisition process for the revolutionary multi-service, multi-role, single seat, single engine strike fighter aircraft known as the F-35 Lightning II, they envisioned a common platform across three variants that ultimately invigorated the defense industry world-wide.
  • F-35 ALIS 2.0.2 Fielding to Start Early Next Year

    F-35 ALIS 2.0.2 Fielding to Start Early Next Year

    Inside Defense // November 18, 2016
    ​F-35 prime contractor Lockheed Martin now anticipates the next software release of the jet's Autonomic Logistics Information System will begin fielding in early 2017 -- at least five months later than the program anticipated.
  • USAF Completes Insulation Repairs On Operational F-35s

    USAF Completes Insulation Repairs On Operational F-35s

    FlightGlobal // November 18, 2016
    Lockheed Martin and the US Air Force have finished repairs on the last of 13 F-35As affected by a faulty insulation issue earlier this year, though work continues on Lockheed’s production aircraft.
  • Marines Do First-of-its-Kind Maintenance Test with F-35B on Ship

    Marines Do First-of-its-Kind Maintenance Test with F-35B on Ship

    DoD Buzz // November 10, 2016
    To prove that the Marines’ new 5th-generation fighter could undergo maintenance during an at-sea deployment, air crew aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America took one of the aircraft apart–and put it back together again.
  • Madly, Truly, Deeply

    Madly, Truly, Deeply

    Air Force Magazine // November 08, 2016
    Though it looks like one, the F-35 is “not a fighter,” but is “infinitely, exponentially” better than one, and is certainly far more than a mere replacement for the AV-8B Harrier in Marine Corps usage, F-35B pilot Lt. Col. David Berke said Monday.