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.
Norwegian F-16s in formation flying with F-35s at Ørland Airbase. Credit: Norwegian Ministry of Defence
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
F35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter jets with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 are staged in preperation for Exercise Valiant Shield 18 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Sep. 15, 2018.. Photo by Lance Cpl. Seth Rosenberg, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
An F-35C Lightning II from the Rough Raiders of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 125 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Aug. 28, 2018, U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian M. Wilbur
Royal Australian Air Force maintainers, Sergeanta Brooke Saunders and David Thomson work on the Australian F-35A Joint Strike Fighter flight line at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, USA.
INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 2 2018) The Essex ARG and 13th MEU is the first U.S. Navy/Marine Corps team to deploy to U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations with the transformational warfighting capabilities of the F-35B Lightning II. It conducted its first combat operation in the Middle East on September 27, 2018.
Royal Air Force Squadron Leader Andy Edgell, First of Class Flight Trials (Fixed Wing) lead test pilot with the F-35 Pax River Integrated Test Force, continues FOCFT(FW) developmental test flights aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth on Oct. 12, 2018.