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07/20/2019
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 Fighter Wing Public Affairs / Published October 20, 2015 LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Anyone who has been fitted for a suit, a tux or even…
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SDB1 Arrives for the RAAF’s F-35s

08/18/2019By Sergeant Max Bree and Corporal Mark Carter Bombing capacity of F-35As has quadrupled with the arrival of small diameter bombs introduced to No. 3 Squadron in June. The… Read more »

Operation Reforge 2019

08/10/2019U.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… Read more »

Poland and the F-35: First F-35s Land in Poland as Part of Rapid Forge Exercise

08/01/2019Four U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft, deployed from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, landed at Powidz Air Base, Poland, July,… Read more »

The F-35 Global Enterprise: Core Partners Training In-Country

07/29/2019Australia has stood up its own F-35 training facilities for pilots and maintainers. And on July 15, 2019, the first Australian F-35 pilots training in Australia flew their… Read more »

F35s Take Offs During Operation Rapid Forge

07/27/2019U.S. Air Force F-35A Lighting II, assigned to the 421st Fighter Squadron participates in Operation Rapid Forge. Rapid Forge aircraft are forward deploying to bases in the territory… Read more »

The USAF Works Adaptive Basing and Fifth Gen Power Projection

07/26/2019As Europe adds new F-35 capabilities to its combat forces, there is a clear opportunity for U.S Services which fly the F-35 to work a very different approach… Read more »

F-35 Pilot Fitting Facility

07/20/2019F-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… Read more »

Glimpses of RAF Modernization: July 2019

07/19/2019The RAF is in the throes of a modernization process, which involves becoming fifth generation enabled, with legacy upgrades to its Typhoons, and the return to ASW operations… Read more »

The UK Prepares for F-35 Expeditionary Operations

07/18/2019By Robbin Laird Last year, the Dambusters squadron flew from Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station to RAF Marham and began its operational life in the UK. I have… Read more »