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10/12/2019
By Robbin Laird As Admiral Nimitz confronted the last century’s challenges in the Pacific, he concluded a core lesson for this century’s Pacific warriors: “Having confronted the Imperial Japanese Navy’s skill, energy, persistence, and courage, Nimitz identified the key to victory: ‘training, TRAINING and M-O-R-E  T-R-A-I-N-I-N-G.’ as quoted in Neptunes’s Inferno, The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal (James D. Hornfischer)” The US and its core allies are shaping new capabilities to deal with the various threats…
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In the Footsteps of Admiral Nimitz: VADM Miller and His Team Focused on 21st Century “Training”

10/12/2019By Robbin Laird As Admiral Nimitz confronted the last century’s challenges in the Pacific, he concluded a core lesson for this century’s Pacific warriors: “Having confronted the Imperial… Read more »

Japanese Add F-35Bs to their Evolving Capabilities for Perimeter Defense

09/17/2019The Japanese are working to enhance their capabilities for perimeter defense. To do so, they are adding Ospreys and F-35Bs to their force mix which will allow them… Read more »

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

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HMS Queen Elizabeth Sets Sail for the US for Next Phase of Operational Trials

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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 »