2015-05-24 The first photos show an F-35B Lightning during flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1).
There are six F-35Bs aboard the ship, 4 from Yuma (Green Knights) and two from Beaufort (the Warlords).
USS Wasp, with VMFA-121 and VMFAT-501 embarked, is underway conducting the first phase of operational testing for the F-35B Lightning II aircraft, which will evaluate the full spectrum of F-35B measures of suitability and effectiveness in an at-sea environment.
In the final photo, two F-35Bs practice vertical landings aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) during flight Operations. Wasp, with VMFA-121 and VMFAT-501 embarked,