Arrival of New RAAF F35s:December 11, 2019

Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown welcomed the arrival of seven new F-35A Lightning II aircraft to Australia’s fleet on 11 December 2019. The seven new F-35A Lightning II aircraft have brought the Australian fleet numbers to 13 aircraft. The aircraft travelled from Luke AFB via Hickham/Anderson Air Force Bases…

Hill AF F35s Deployed to the Middle East

It's mission complete for the F-35 II's after they completed their first combat deployment and returned home to Hill Air Force Base. The 5th generation fighter continues to fly missions out of Al Dhafra Air Base in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 10.25.2019 Video by Capt. Amanda…

Goodbye Edwards, Hello Nellis: The 31st TES

Edwards Air Force Base, California, said farewell to six of its F-35 Lightning II’s in October. The F-35s were transferred to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, to continue initial operational testing. The 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, a tenant unit at Edwards, recently completed their portion of the mission of…

F-35 Demo Team: Oregon

Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, F-35 Demonstration Team pilot and commander performs aerial maneuvers during the Oregon International Airshow Sept. 22, 2019 in McMinnville, Oregon. The F-35 Demo Team co-headlined the show for the Royal Air Force Red Arrows. MCMINNVILLE, OR, UNITED STATES 09.24.2019 F-35A Demo Team Public Affairs

VMFA-122 Works the F-35B at Red Flag 19-3

Marines assigned to VMFA-122 stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma brought their F-35B Lightning II fighter jets to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., to participate in Red Flag 19-3. Nellis AFB Public Affairs July 17, 2019 The F-35 as a multi-domain rather than simply a multi-mission combat asset is…

Operation Reforge 2019

U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Operators assess, secure, open and secure airspace for a forward arming and refueling point mission from an MC-130J Commando II to two F-35A Lightening IIs and two F-15E Strike Eagles during Operation Rapid Forge at Ämari Air Base, Estonia, July 25, 2019. Special Tactics is…

F-35 Pilot Fitting Facility

F-35 pilot fitting facility is the first stop before pilots hit the flight line. These two stories, one from 2015 highlighting pilot fitting at Luke AFB and one from 2017 highlighting pilot fitting at MCAS Beaufort highlights the process. Outfitting F-35 pilots requires perfection By Staff Sgt. Staci Miller, 56th…

The F-35 Demo Team at the Bagotville International Air Show, June 2019

Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team pilot, flies during the Bagotville International Air Show in Quebec, Canada, June 22, 2019. The team performed during both days of the air show. In an article published by Robert Williamson on July 5, 2019, the F-35 at the Air Show…