News: United Kingdom

  • F-35A, Maintainers Demonstrate Global Reach

    F-35A, Maintainers Demonstrate Global Reach

    Air Combat Command // May 10, 2017
    When the Air Force declared the F-35A ready for combat in August 2016, Airmen at Hill Air Force Base knew they could be asked to deploy overseas at any time.
  • F-35 Completes First European Training Deployment

    F-35 Completes First European Training Deployment

    48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs // May 08, 2017
    Eight F-35A Lightning IIs from the 34th Fighter Squadron, along with supporting units and equipment from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, completed the first F-35A training deployment to Europe, May 7, 2017.
  • Hill F-35s at Lakenheath

    Hill F-35s at Lakenheath

    Combat Aircraft // May 02, 2017
    ​Eight F-35A Lightning IIs operated by the 388th Fighter Wing’s 34th Fighter Squadron ‘Rams’ and the Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing’s 466th Fighter Squadron at Hill AFB, Utah, deployed to RAF Lakenheath, UK, in April for the type’s first overseas training deployment to Europe.
  • 5th-Generation Fighters Arrive in Bulgaria

    5th-Generation Fighters Arrive in Bulgaria

    U.S. Department of Defense // April 28, 2017
    Two U.S. F-35 Lightning II aircraft and about 20 supporting airmen arrived in Bulgaria today from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, as part of a deployment that enhances the region’s ability to host the aircraft for future deployments and operations.
  • F-35As Deploy to Estonia for the First Time

    F-35As Deploy to Estonia for the First Time

    USAFE-AFAFRICA // April 25, 2017
    Two F-35A Lightning II aircraft and approximately 20 supporting Airmen arrived at Ämari Air Base, Estonia, today, from RAF Lakenheath, England.
  • US, UK Leaders Mark F-35A Program Milestone

    US, UK Leaders Mark F-35A Program Milestone

    DVIDS // April 19, 2017
    Senior leaders from the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Air Force and the Royal air force gathered to highlight a significant F-35A Lightning II program milestone, April 19.