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Lockheed Martin Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) model LM-80-2, jet effects test 80x120ft. w.t. Test-80-0029 with Paul Askins ARC-1997-AC97-0325-5

Lockheed Martin Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) model LM-80-2, jet effects ...

Lockheed Martin Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) model LM-80-2, jet effects test 80x120ft. w.t. Test-80-0029 with Paul Askins

Lockheed Martin Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) model LM-80-2, jet effects test 80x120ft. w.t. Test-80-0029 ARC-1997-AC97-0325-17

Lockheed Martin Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) model LM-80-2, jet effects ...

Lockheed Martin Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) model LM-80-2, jet effects test 80x120ft. w.t. Test-80-0029

Lockheed JSF (Joint Strike Fighter) Project: VMS F-Cab - overview of cab ARC-1999-AC99-0016-2

Lockheed JSF (Joint Strike Fighter) Project: VMS F-Cab - overview of c...

Lockheed JSF (Joint Strike Fighter) Project: VMS F-Cab - overview of cab

Lockheed JSF (Joint Strike Fighter) Project: VMS F-Cab joy stick ARC-1999-AC99-0016-1

Lockheed JSF (Joint Strike Fighter) Project: VMS F-Cab joy stick ARC-1...

Lockheed JSF (Joint Strike Fighter) Project: VMS F-Cab joy stick

Lockheed JSF (Joint Strike Fighter) Project: VMS F-Cab  - trottle ARC-1999-AC99-0016-3

Lockheed JSF (Joint Strike Fighter) Project: VMS F-Cab - trottle ARC-...

Lockheed JSF (Joint Strike Fighter) Project: VMS F-Cab - trottle

Lockheed JSF (Joint Strike Fighter) Project: VMS F-Cab close up of screen ARC-1999-AC99-0016-4

Lockheed JSF (Joint Strike Fighter) Project: VMS F-Cab close up of scr...

Lockheed JSF (Joint Strike Fighter) Project: VMS F-Cab close up of screen

Lockheed JSF (Joint Strike Fighter) Project: VMS F-Cab - joy Stick ARC-1999-AC99-0016-5

Lockheed JSF (Joint Strike Fighter) Project: VMS F-Cab - joy Stick ARC...

Lockheed JSF (Joint Strike Fighter) Project: VMS F-Cab - joy Stick

The Boeing Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) X-32B taxies out after a stop at a "hot pit" refueling station at Luke AFB during a cross-country trip. The X-32B is making a trip across the United States, making other stops along the way

The Boeing Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) X-32B taxies out after a stop at...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Luke Air Force Base State: Arizona (AZ) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Christopher J Matthews USAF Release ... More

The Boeing Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) X-32B fills-up at a "hot pit" refueling station at Luke AFB during a cross-country trip. The X-32B is making a trip across the United States, making other stops along the way

The Boeing Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) X-32B fills-up at a "hot pit" re...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Luke Air Force Base State: Arizona (AZ) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Christopher J Matthews USAF Release ... More

The X-32 takes off for Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD, from Little Rock AFB. The X-32 is one of two experimental aircraft involved in the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program. The program is intended to provide a universal air attack platform for all branches of the American armed services

The X-32 takes off for Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD, from Litt...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Little Rock Air Force Base State: Arkansas (AR) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Potter Release Status: Relea... More

Boeing's X-32B "Joint Strike Fighter" (JSF) concept demonstrator touches down at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station (NAS)

Boeing's X-32B "Joint Strike Fighter" (JSF) concept demonstrator touch...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station Patuxent River State: Maryland (MD) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Vernon Pugh, CIV Release St... More

040826-F-4691W-010 (Aug. 26, 2004)This construction site is the new Joint Security Forces (JSF) complex being built at Eielson Air Force Base (AFB), Alaska (AK). When it is completed, it will serve as the Headquarters (HQ) or both active duty USAF and Alaska Air National Guard (AKANG) personnel. U.S. Air Force photo by AIRMAN 1ST Class Rachel Walters(RELEASED)

040826-F-4691W-010 (Aug. 26, 2004)This construction site is the new Jo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Eielson Air Force Base State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C Rachel E. Walters, USAF Release Sta... More

040826-F-4691W-003 (Aug. 26, 2004)Civilian contractors at Eielson Air Force Base (AFB), Alaska (AK), are working on the new Joint Security Forces (JSF) complex, which will serve as the new Headquarters (HQ) facility for both active duty USAF and Alaska Air National Guard (AKANG) personnel. U.S. Air Force photo by AIRMAN 1ST Class Rachel Walters (RELEASED)

040826-F-4691W-003 (Aug. 26, 2004)Civilian contractors at Eielson Air ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Eielson Air Force Base State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C Rachel E. Walters, USAF Release Sta... More

The F-35 Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft, pictured during the Inauguration, held at Lockheed Martin Corporation Facility at Naval Air Station/Joint Reserve Base (NAS/JRB) Fort Worth, Texas (TX). Expected to be the largest military aircraft procurement in modern times, the stealthy, supersonic F-35 (JSF) is a fifth Generation, supersonic, multi-role stealth fighter designed to replace aging aircraft

The F-35 Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft, pictured dur...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Nas/Jrb Fort Worth State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MCC Eric A. Clement, USN Release Status: Rel... More

The inauguration of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) was held at Lockheed Martin Corporation, in Ft. Worth, Texas.

The inauguration of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) was held at Lo...

Ft. Worth, Texas (Jul. 07, 2006) The inauguration of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) was held at Lockheed Martin Corporation, in Ft. Worth, Texas. "Lighting II" is expected to be the largest military aircra... More

The inauguration of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) was held at Lockheed Martin Corporation, in Ft. Worth, Texas.

The inauguration of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) was held at Lo...

Ft. Worth, Texas (Jul. 07, 2006) The inauguration of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) was held at Lockheed Martin Corporation, in Ft. Worth, Texas. "Lighting II" is expected to be the largest military aircra... More

The F-35 Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft is on display during the inaugural roll-out ceremony held at Lockheed Martin Corporation Facility at Naval Air Station/Joint Reserve Base (NAS/JRB) Fort Worth, Texas (TX). Expected to be the largest military aircraft procurement in modern times, the F-35 (JSF) is a fifth Generation, supersonic, multi-role stealth fighter designed to replace aging aircraft

The F-35 Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft is on display...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Nas/Jrb Fort Worth State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MCC Eric A. Clement, USN Release Status: Rel... More

A host of Multi-national guest on hand to view the F-35 Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft, displayed during the inaugural roll-out ceremony held at Lockheed Martin Corporation Facility at Naval Air Station/Joint Reserve Base (NAS/JRB) Fort Worth, Texas (TX). Expected to be the largest military aircraft procurement in modern times, the F-35 (JSF) is a fifth Generation, supersonic, multi-role stealth fighter designed to replace aging aircraft

A host of Multi-national guest on hand to view the F-35 Lighting II Jo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Nas/Jrb Fort Worth State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MCC Eric A. Clement, USN Release Status: Rel... More

The inauguration of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) was held at Lockheed Martin Corporation, in Ft. Worth, Texas.

The inauguration of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) was held at Lo...

Ft. Worth, Texas (Jul. 07, 2006) The inauguration of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) was held at Lockheed Martin Corporation, in Ft. Worth, Texas. "Lighting II" is expected to be the largest military aircra... More

The inauguration of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) was held at Lockheed Martin Corporation, in Ft. Worth, Texas.

The inauguration of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) was held at Lo...

Ft. Worth, Texas (Jul. 07, 2006) The inauguration of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) was held at Lockheed Martin Corporation, in Ft. Worth, Texas. "Lighting II" is expected to be the largest military aircra... More

A group photograph showing members of US Congress form the State of Texas (TX), US Armed Forces and Allied Force Members standing during the playing of the National Anthem, at the start of the F-35 Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) inaugural roll-out ceremony held at Lockheed Martin Corporation Facility at Naval Air Station/Joint Reserve Base (NAS/JRB) Fort Worth, Texas (TX). Expected to be the largest military aircraft procurement in modern times, the F-35 (JSF) is a fifth Generation, supersonic, multi-role stealth fighter designed to replace aging aircraft

A group photograph showing members of US Congress form the State of Te...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Nas/Jrb Fort Worth State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MCC Eric A. Clement, USN Release Status: Rel... More

Texas Members of the U.S. Congress and Armed Forces from multiple countries participated in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Inauguration, held at Lockheed Martin Corporation, in Ft. Worth, Texas.

Texas Members of the U.S. Congress and Armed Forces from multiple coun...

Ft. Worth, Texas (Jul. 07, 2006) Texas Members of the U.S. Congress and Armed Forces from multiple countries participated in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Inauguration, held at Lockheed Martin Corporation... More

A host of Multi-national guest on hand to view the F-35 Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft, displayed during the inaugural roll-out ceremony held at Lockheed Martin Corporation Facility at Naval Air Station/Joint Reserve Base (NAS/JRB) Fort Worth, Texas (TX). Expected to be the largest military aircraft procurement in modern times, the F-35 (JSF) is a fifth Generation, supersonic, multi-role stealth fighter designed to replace aging aircraft

A host of Multi-national guest on hand to view the F-35 Lighting II Jo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Nas/Jrb Fort Worth State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MCC Eric A. Clement, USN Release Status: Rel... More

Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon R. England and Australian Minister for Defense Brendan Nelson shake hands after signing the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Memorandum of Understanding.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon R. England and Australian Minister ...

Washington, D.C. (Dec. 12, 2006) Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon R. England and Australian Minister for Defense Brendan Nelson shake hands after signing the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Memorandum of Understan... More

Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon R. England and Australian Minister for Defense Brendan Nelson sign the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Memorandum of Understanding.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon R. England and Australian Minister ...

Washington, D.C. (Dec. 12, 2006) Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon R. England and Australian Minister for Defense Brendan Nelson sign the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Memorandum of Understanding as Secretary of ... More

A Lockheed Martin Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) F-35A Lightning II multi-role fighter aircraft prepares to take-off for its first flight from Naval Air Station (NAS) Joint Reserve Base (JRB) Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas (TX), as part of an initial flight characteristics and capabilities test

A Lockheed Martin Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) F-35A Lightning II multi-...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MC2 D. Keith Simmons, USN Release... More

An F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Lightning II aircraft takes off for its first flight during a test at the U.S. Naval Air Station, Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas, on Dec. 15, 2006. The F-35, being built by Lockheed Martin, is the next generation strike fighter bringing cutting-edge technologies to the battlespace of the future. The JSFs advanced airframe, autonomic logistics, avionics propulsion systems, stealth, and firepower will ensure that the F-35 is the most affordable, lethal, supportable and survivable aircraft ever to be used by so many warfighters across the globe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class D. Keith Simmons) (Released)

An F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Lightning II aircraft takes off for...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Nas Jrb Fort Worth State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MC2 D. Keith Simmins, USN Release Status: Re... More

DoD's first production F-35B Lightning II joint strike

DoD's first production F-35B Lightning II joint strike

DoD's first production F-35B Lightning II joint strike fighter soars over Destin, Fla., on its way to its new home at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The Marine variant of the JSF belongs to Marine Fighter Attack Sq... More

A 33rd Fighter Wing maintainer watches as the first

A 33rd Fighter Wing maintainer watches as the first

A 33rd Fighter Wing maintainer watches as the first F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter taxis in to its new home at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., July 14.

F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter crew chief,

F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter crew chief,

F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter crew chief, Tech. Sgt. Brian West, watches his aircraft approach for the first time at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., July 14. Aircraft 0747 is DOD's newest aircraft.

The first Department of Defense F-35 Lightning II joint

The first Department of Defense F-35 Lightning II joint

The first Department of Defense F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter soars over the Northwest Florida airspace before landing at its new home at Eglin Air Force Base, July 14. Its pilot, Lt. Col. Eric Smith o... More

F-35 maintainer part of aviation history

F-35 maintainer part of aviation history

Staff Sgt. Michael Sanders, of the 58th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron checks out the first F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The first JSF arrival also marked Sanders first ti... More

First Air Force F-35 pilot part of aviation history

First Air Force F-35 pilot part of aviation history

Lt. Col. Eric Smith, operations director for the 58th Fighter Squadron, is the first Air Force pilot certified to fly the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter. He delivered the first aircraft to Eglin Air For... More

Marine Maj. Joseph Bachmann, of the 33rd Operations

Marine Maj. Joseph Bachmann, of the 33rd Operations

Marine Maj. Joseph Bachmann, of the 33rd Operations Group, relaxes with 33rd Fighter Wing leadership as maintainers secure the newest F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter to arrive at Eglin Air Force Base, Fl... More

The first F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter to

The first F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter to

The first F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter to arrive to the 33rd Fighter Wing was on display during the aircraft's official rollout ceremony Aug. 26 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

An F-35B Lightning II is secured in the hangar bay

An F-35B Lightning II is secured in the hangar bay

An F-35B Lightning II is secured in the hangar bay aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp. The F-35B is the Marine Corps Joint Strike Force variant of the Joint Strike Fighter. The aircraft is undergoing t... More

An aviation boatswain’s mate maneuvers BF-04, front,

An aviation boatswain’s mate maneuvers BF-04, front,

An aviation boatswain’s mate maneuvers BF-04, front, the U.S. Marine Corps variant of the F-35B Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter, after a vertical landing aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp. BF-02, the... More

MCAS Yuma tops off new JSF hangar

MCAS Yuma tops off new JSF hangar

Steel workers attach the highest piece of steel to the world's first operational Joint Strike Fighter hangar, Nov. 20. The beam was first signed by key personnel to the construction project, before being hoiste... More

Yuma tops off new JSF hangar

Yuma tops off new JSF hangar

Steel workers attach the highest piece of steel to the world's first operational Joint Strike Fighter hangar, Nov. 20. The beam was first signed by key personnel to the construction project, before being hoiste... More

Lightning strikes twice for 2nd MAW: Marine Corps welcomes first F-35B aircraft to its fleet

Lightning strikes twice for 2nd MAW: Marine Corps welcomes first F-35B...

The Marine Corps welcomed its first F-35B aircraft, the Marine Corps variant of the F-35 Lightning II, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 11.

The first two Marine Corps F-35B aircraft arrives at

The first two Marine Corps F-35B aircraft arrives at

The first two Marine Corps F-35B aircraft arrives at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., home of Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Jan. 11. Both aircraft were piloted by Marine Corp... More

Lt. Col. Eric Smith, the 58th Fighter Squadron director

Lt. Col. Eric Smith, the 58th Fighter Squadron director

Lt. Col. Eric Smith, the 58th Fighter Squadron director of operations, secures his helmet for testing prior to stepping to the F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter for its first-ever training sortie March 6 ... More

Courtesy photo provided by Lockheed Martin Corp., taken

Courtesy photo provided by Lockheed Martin Corp., taken

Courtesy photo provided by Lockheed Martin Corp., taken by Fred Clingerman in April 2012 at the Lockheed Martin Factory in Ft. Worth, Tx.

External weapons on F-35B

External weapons on F-35B

BF-02 Flight 197 conducted Asymmetric External Stores Testing June 14 with Cmdr. Eric Buus as the pilot.

The F-35B, a single-seat aircraft capable of stealthy

The F-35B, a single-seat aircraft capable of stealthy

The F-35B, a single-seat aircraft capable of stealthy operations, equipped with an enhanced computer technology system, and capable of performing short takeoff and vertical-landing capabilities while maintainin... More

The F-35B, a single-seat aircraft capable of stealthy

The F-35B, a single-seat aircraft capable of stealthy

The F-35B, a single-seat aircraft capable of stealthy operations, equipped with an enhanced computer technology system, and capable of performing short takeoff and vertical-landing capabilities while maintainin... More

MAG-13 CO visits JSF at Eglin Air Force Base

MAG-13 CO visits JSF at Eglin Air Force Base

Col. Michael Gough, left, the Marine Aircraft Group 13 commanding officer, listens as Sgt. William Luhrsen, a F-35B Lightning II airframes mechanic and low observation technician, explains some of the new compo... More

Col. Robert Kuckuk, first on the left, Commanding Officer

Col. Robert Kuckuk, first on the left, Commanding Officer

Col. Robert Kuckuk, first on the left, Commanding Officer of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, provides a tour of the AV-8B Harrier Flight Simulation Building to Andy Tobin, second from the left, the Speaker of th... More

Yuma high school engineer students tour new JSF hangars

Yuma high school engineer students tour new JSF hangars

Yuma high school students from around the local area tour one of the new Joint Strike Fighter hangars, Oct. 18, before Marine Corps Air Station Yuma’s standup of its first operational F-35 squadron. “Getting th... More

Third Marine Aircraft Wing's first F-35B taxis in Fri.,

Third Marine Aircraft Wing's first F-35B taxis in Fri.,

Third Marine Aircraft Wing's first F-35B taxis in Fri., Nov. 16, 2012 at approximately 1 p.m. on the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma flightline. Piloted by F-35 pilot instructor Maj. A. C. Liberman, today's arri... More

U. S. Marine Corps F-18 Super Hornets (right) escort

U. S. Marine Corps F-18 Super Hornets (right) escort

U. S. Marine Corps F-18 Super Hornets (right) escort the new F-35B (left) to Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma, Ariz., Nov. 16, 2012. Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 is the nation's first home for the F-3... More

Third Marine Aircraft Wing's first F-35B taxis in Fri.,

Third Marine Aircraft Wing's first F-35B taxis in Fri.,

Third Marine Aircraft Wing's first F-35B taxis in Fri., Nov. 16, 2012 at approximately 1 p.m. on the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma flightline. Piloted by F-35 pilot instructor Maj. A. C. Liberman, today's arri... More

An F-35B Lightning II, also known as the Joint Strike

An F-35B Lightning II, also known as the Joint Strike

An F-35B Lightning II, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter, refuels above Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Nov. 20. This F-35B is the second aircraft to join the newly-designated Marine Fighter Attack S... More

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First Marine Operational F-35 pilots, maintainers attend transition tr...

Yuma's second F-35B, BF-20, flown by Maj. Aric Liberman, a pilot with the new squadron, arrives at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma's flight line following the re-designation ceremony for Marine Fighter Attack Squ... More

An F-35B Joint Strike Fighter from Marine Fighter Attack

An F-35B Joint Strike Fighter from Marine Fighter Attack

An F-35B Joint Strike Fighter from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 takes off from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., launching the squadron’s first orientation flight, Feb. 21, 2013. The F-35 was piloted ... More

United Kingdom Royal Air Force Squadron Leader Frankie

United Kingdom Royal Air Force Squadron Leader Frankie

United Kingdom Royal Air Force Squadron Leader Frankie Buchler, became the first international student-pilot to fly a sortie in the F-35B Lightning II March 19 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force phot... More

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, the Corps’ first

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, the Corps’ first

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, the Corps’ first operational F-35B Lightning II squadron, prepares for flight operations aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. March 21, 2013. VMFA-121 conducted the M... More

Joint Task Force-Bravos Joint Security Forces and Honduran

Joint Task Force-Bravos Joint Security Forces and Honduran

Joint Task Force-Bravos Joint Security Forces and Honduran Air Force and Army personal secure the area during a Isolated Personal Recovery Exercise, April 25. The exercise is designed to test the capabilities o... More

Eglin Air Force Base firefighters move toward a 33rd

Eglin Air Force Base firefighters move toward a 33rd

Eglin Air Force Base firefighters move toward a 33rd Fighter Wing F-35 Lightning II during a major accident response exercise May 9. This was the first MARE involving the Air Force’s newest fighter aircraft at ... More

Two F-35B Lightning IIs fly overhead before landing

Two F-35B Lightning IIs fly overhead before landing

Two F-35B Lightning IIs fly overhead before landing at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., May 22, becoming the 5th and 6th aircraft attached to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121. VMFA-121 is the first opera... More

VFA-101 F-35C sortie

VFA-101 F-35C sortie

Lt. Cmdr. Chris Tabert, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101, prepares to fly the squadron's first F-35C Lightning II local sortie. The F-35C is the carrier variant of the Joint Strike Fighter. VFA 101... More

Lt. Cmdr. Chris Tabert walks to the flight line to

Lt. Cmdr. Chris Tabert walks to the flight line to

Lt. Cmdr. Chris Tabert walks to the flight line to pilot the first F-35C Lightning II flight at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 14. Before arriving to U.S. Navy F-35 Strike Fighter Squadron VFA 101 in February... More

An F-35B Lightning II from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron

An F-35B Lightning II from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron

An F-35B Lightning II from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 out of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., retracts its landing gear shortly after takeoff, Thursday. This F-35B is one of four to simultaneously ... More

Lt. Col. David R. Berke, Commanding Officer of Marine

Lt. Col. David R. Berke, Commanding Officer of Marine

Lt. Col. David R. Berke, Commanding Officer of Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 (VMFAT-501) speaks with Scott Dudley, the former Commanding Officer of the squadron, about the F-35B Lightning II Joint... More

An F-35 Lightning II aircraft sits on the flight deck

An F-35 Lightning II aircraft sits on the flight deck

An F-35 Lightning II aircraft sits on the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) Aug. 27, 2013. The ship was underway in support of F-35B Lightning II Developmental Testing Phase II, wh... More

A Marine F-35B joint strike fighter makes an approach

A Marine F-35B joint strike fighter makes an approach

A Marine F-35B joint strike fighter makes an approach to the runway during the first short take-off and vertical landing mission at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 25. The milestone training mission was flown ... More

Maj. Laurens Vijge, a Royal Netherlands Air Force pilot,

Maj. Laurens Vijge, a Royal Netherlands Air Force pilot,

Maj. Laurens Vijge, a Royal Netherlands Air Force pilot, gets fit tested for his helmet mounted display for the F-35A Lightning II Dec. 11 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. On Dec. 18, Vijge became the first RNLAF ... More

Lockheed Martin maintainers complete preflight checks

Lockheed Martin maintainers complete preflight checks

Lockheed Martin maintainers complete preflight checks on the Royal Netherlands Air Force F-35A Lightning II prior to a sortie at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The RNLAF completed their first joint strike fighter f... More

Maj. Gen. Juan G. Ayala, Commanding General of Marine

Maj. Gen. Juan G. Ayala, Commanding General of Marine

Maj. Gen. Juan G. Ayala, Commanding General of Marine Corps Installations Command, greets CWO3 John C. Johnson outside of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) hanger aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C. Feb... More

Heat pulses off the flightline as Royal Air Force pilot,

Heat pulses off the flightline as Royal Air Force pilot,

Heat pulses off the flightline as Royal Air Force pilot, Squadron Leader Hugh Nichols, taxis a Marine F-35B Lightning II toward the runway for the first short take-off and vertical landing sortie by a United Ki... More

A 33rd Fighter Wing maintainer performs post flight

A 33rd Fighter Wing maintainer performs post flight

A 33rd Fighter Wing maintainer performs post flight checks on an F-35A Lightning II after a sortie at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Staff Sgt. Mark Freeman, 33rd Aircraft Maintenance

Staff Sgt. Mark Freeman, 33rd Aircraft Maintenance

Staff Sgt. Mark Freeman, 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, performs a post-flight check on an F-35A Lightning II tire before refueling it at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. All of the F-35 variants use the refueli... More

Staff Sgt. Mark Freeman, 33rd Aircraft Maintenance

Staff Sgt. Mark Freeman, 33rd Aircraft Maintenance

Staff Sgt. Mark Freeman, 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, touches the 58th Fighter Squadron logo on the side of an F-35A Lightning II during hot pit refueling at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. All of the F-35 v... More

Audience members watch as an F-35B Lightning II taxis

Audience members watch as an F-35B Lightning II taxis

Audience members watch as an F-35B Lightning II taxis down the runway May 17, before takeoff during the Joint Strike Fighter demonstration at the 2014 MCAS Cherry Point Air show. This year's air show, "Inspirat... More

A Navy F-35C, a Marine Corps F-35B, and an Air Force

A Navy F-35C, a Marine Corps F-35B, and an Air Force

A Navy F-35C, a Marine Corps F-35B, and an Air Force F-35A Lightning II participate in a training sortie together May 21, near Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. All three variants of the fifth generation multirole ste... More

Lt. Col. Joseph T. Bachmann, Commanding Officer of

Lt. Col. Joseph T. Bachmann, Commanding Officer of

Lt. Col. Joseph T. Bachmann, Commanding Officer of Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 (VMFAT-501) lands a F-35B Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter aboard the flight line of Marine Corps Air Station Beauf... More

The first F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter assigned

The first F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter assigned

The first F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 (VMFAT-501) lands aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, July 17. The aircraft is the first to join V... More

The first F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Short

The first F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Short

The first F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Short Takeoff/Vertical Landing was performed aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Aug. 1. The landing was executed by Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadr... More

Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 (VMFAT-501),

Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 (VMFAT-501),

Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 (VMFAT-501), the Marine Corps' only F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter training squadron, completed their first F-35B Lightning II takeoff supported entirely by ... More

An F-35A Lightning II pilot turns his aircraft along

An F-35A Lightning II pilot turns his aircraft along

An F-35A Lightning II pilot turns his aircraft along the yellow taxi line on the 33rd Fighter Wing flightline at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Senior Airman Herbert Tucker, 33rd Aircraft Maintenance

Senior Airman Herbert Tucker, 33rd Aircraft Maintenance

Senior Airman Herbert Tucker, 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, checks his six before marshaling out a refueled F-35A Lightning II at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. All of the F-35 variants use the refueling area... More

Senior Airman Herbert Tucker, 33rd Aircraft Maintenance

Senior Airman Herbert Tucker, 33rd Aircraft Maintenance

Senior Airman Herbert Tucker, 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, marshals in an F-35A Lightning II for a hot pit refueling session at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. All of the F-35 variants use the refueling areas... More

Senior Airman Herbert Tucker, 33rd Aircraft Maintenance

Senior Airman Herbert Tucker, 33rd Aircraft Maintenance

Senior Airman Herbert Tucker, 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, marshals in an F-35A Lightning II for a hot pit refueling session at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. All of the F-35 variants use the refueling areas... More

An F-35C Lightning II carrier variant joint strike

An F-35C Lightning II carrier variant joint strike

An F-35C Lightning II carrier variant joint strike fighter successfully completes the first carrier launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The F-35 Lightning II Pax River Integ... More

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Erick Mercado, a KC-130 crew

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Erick Mercado, a KC-130 crew

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Erick Mercado, a KC-130 crew chief assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 252, waits for takeoff aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C., on March 19, 2015. T... More

150518-N-BQ308-001 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 18, 2015) F-35

150518-N-BQ308-001 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 18, 2015) F-35

150518-N-BQ308-001 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 18, 2015) F-35 Bravo Lighting II stand ready on the deck of amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) for day two of first phase operational testing (OT-1). Wasp, embarked ... More

OT-1

OT-1

150520-N-JW440-073 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 20, 2015) A F-35 Bravo Lighting II prepares to land on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). Wasp, with VMFA-121 and VMFAT-501 embarked, is un... More

150520-N-BQ308-199 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 20, 2015) Rear

150520-N-BQ308-199 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 20, 2015) Rear

150520-N-BQ308-199 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 20, 2015) Rear Adm. Cynthia Thebaud, commander of Expeditionary Strike Group Two, explains some F-35B safety considerations to a group of distinguished visitors. Distingui... More

150521-N-PR464-010 
ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 21, 2015) An

150521-N-PR464-010 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 21, 2015) An

150521-N-PR464-010 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 21, 2015) An MV-22 Osprey assault support aircraft touches down on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). Wasp, with VMFA-121 and VMFAT-501 emba... More

USS Wasp (LHD-1), At Sea - An F-35B Lightning II takes

USS Wasp (LHD-1), At Sea - An F-35B Lightning II takes

USS Wasp (LHD-1), At Sea - An F-35B Lightning II takes off from the flight deck of USS Wasp (LHD-1) during flight operations May, 22, 2015. Over a two-week period, the Marine Corps will evaluate the full spect... More

150522-N-BQ308-001 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 22, 2015) Rainbow

150522-N-BQ308-001 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 22, 2015) Rainbow

150522-N-BQ308-001 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 22, 2015) Rainbow sideboys stand by as an MV-22 Osprey with Lt. Gen. Jon Davis, deputy commandant for U.S. Marine Corps aviation, arrives on board the amphibious assault s... More

150523-N-LG762-089 
ATLANTIC OCEAN  (May 23, 2015)

150523-N-LG762-089 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 23, 2015)

150523-N-LG762-089 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 23, 2015) Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) enjoy “Fish Call” off the well deck. Wasp, with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA-121) and M... More

150526-N-BQ308-146 ATLANTIC OCEAN  (May 26, 2015) Vice

150526-N-BQ308-146 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 26, 2015) Vice

150526-N-BQ308-146 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 26, 2015) Vice Adm. William Hilrides, commander of Naval Sea Systems Command salutes two rows of rainbow side boys as he boards USS Wasp (LHD 1). Wasp, with VMFA-121 and ... More

OT-1

OT-1

150529-N-JW440-050 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 29, 2015) An F-35B Lightning II departs the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) as Operational Testing Phase One (OT-1) comes to an end. Wasp, with Marine Fighter A... More

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 5, 2015) Lt. Chris “TJ” Karapostoles

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 5, 2015) Lt. Chris “TJ” Karapostoles

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 5, 2015) Lt. Chris “TJ” Karapostoles launches aircraft 73/CF-03 off of the flight deck of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). During DT-II, two F-35C test aircraft performed a variety of ope... More

160205-O-ZZ999-907 NAS Patuxent River (February 5,

160205-O-ZZ999-907 NAS Patuxent River (February 5,

160205-O-ZZ999-907 NAS Patuxent River (February 5, 2016) An Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare) F-35A Lightning II aircraft made aviation history as it completed the very first F-35 trans-Atlantic Ocean cr... More

Lt. Cmdr. Daniel “Tonto” Kitts, an F-35 Lightning II

Lt. Cmdr. Daniel “Tonto” Kitts, an F-35 Lightning II

Lt. Cmdr. Daniel “Tonto” Kitts, an F-35 Lightning II test pilot assigned to the Salty Dogs of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23, landed in the history books Feb. 10, 2016, when he performed the first arr... More

Weapons online: F-35A train syllabus advances ahead of IOC

Weapons online: F-35A train syllabus advances ahead of IOC

An Eglin Air Force Base F-35A Lightning II receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to MacDill AFB approximately 100 miles off the Gulf Coast March 2, 2016, following the 58th Fighter Squadron's first ... More

Staff Sgt. Yanna Ramaekers (left), Joint Task Force-Bravo

Staff Sgt. Yanna Ramaekers (left), Joint Task Force-Bravo

Staff Sgt. Yanna Ramaekers (left), Joint Task Force-Bravo Medical Element medic, applies simulated wounds, or moulage, on 1st Lt. Andrew Lankow, Joint Task Force-Bravo Ports and Plans officer in charge, March 1... More

F-35 Launches Joint Standoff Weapon

F-35 Launches Joint Standoff Weapon

The F-35 Lightning II Pax River Integrated Test Force from Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 conducted the first weapons separation test of an AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) from an F-35C Lightning... More

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