May 23, 2015 An F-35B on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) during morning flight operations. (Credit: SLD)
A pair of U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs from the 34th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, sit under cover during their first operational deployment in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region Nov. 2, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan.
NAS Patuxent River (February 5, 2016) Italian F-35 pilot Major Gian Marco D., made aviation history as he piloted an Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare) F-35A Lightning II aircraft on the very first trans-Atlantic Ocean crossing of an F-35 aircraft, arriving at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., from Cameri Air Base, Italy, on Feb. 5 at 2:24 p.m. EST
U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft assigned to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is refueled by a 459th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker during a flight to Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria, April 28, 2017.
First South Korean F-35A at rollout ceremony at Fort Worth plant, March 28, 2018.
An F-35C Lightning II assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 takes off from the Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) March 16, 2018, in the Atlantic Ocean.
Norwegian F-16s in formation flying with F-35s at Ørland Airbase. Credit: Norwegian Ministry of Defence
Marine Aircraft Group 12 forces deployed several F-35B Lightning ll's for a regularly scheduled aviation training relocation at Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 9, 2018. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alexia Lythos)
Marines from the ordnance section of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, load inert explosives into an F-35B Lightning II as part of a regularly scheduled aircraft training relocation at Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 15, 2018. ATR's are designed to increase operational readiness and bilateral interoperability for both U.S. and Japan forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alexia Lythos)
Successful test of drag chute for winter operations for Norwegian F-35s. The test was conducted at Ørland Air Force Base in Norway February 16th. Credit: Royal Norwegian Air Force.
Arrival of three additional Norwegian F-35s to Ørland Air Force Base in Norway May 22, 2018. Credit: Royal Norwegian Air Force.
U.S. Air Forces in Europe commander, Gen. Tod Wolters, gives opening remarks at an F-35 leadership forum at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, July 20, 2017. The forum gathered experts and stakeholders from Denmark, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Turkey and the United Kingdom to plan a common vision among F-35 platform users. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Kay Magdalena Nissen)
RAF Marham becomes home of the Lightning
Aerial imagery of the first of the new RAF fighter Jets flying across the Atlantic and tanked by the Voyager prior to their arrival at RAF Marham. Credit: UK MoD
This image shows the Lightning Operations Centre at RAF Marham. UK Mod.
This image shows the new Integrated Training Centre being built at RAF Marham. Credit: UK MoD