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By 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 had the chance over the past few years to visit both Beaufort MCAS and RAF Marham as well as RAF Lakenheath and seen both the preparation for and the standup of USMC and RAF/RN squadrons as well as the coming of the USAF F-35s as well. Already…

F-35 at Red Flag 19-1: The Role of Maintainers

02/22/2019NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev After more than two weeks launching F-35A sorties at Red Flag 19-1 here, maintainers with the 388th Fighter Wing are impressed with the… Read more »

F-35 at Red Flag 19-1

02/16/2019Pilots and maintainers from the 419th Fighter Wing and 388th Fighter Wing’s 4th Fighter Squadron and 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit are participating in Red Flag 19-1 at Nellis… Read more »

RAAF F-35s Commence Flight Operations

02/14/2019F-35A aircraft commenced scheduled flying operations at RAAF Base Williamtown during the last week of January 2019. The two aircraft from No 3 Squadron began a phase of… Read more »

F-35Bs at Sea

02/13/2019F-35B Lightning IIs with Medium Marine Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Reinforced) conduct flight operations carrying Guided Bomb Units from the USS Wasp (LHD 1), Philippine Sea, Feb. 3, 2019. … Read more »

Singapore, the F-35 and the Strategic Triangle

01/24/2019The Ministry of Defence of Singapore has started its process of formally replacing their legacy fleet with the F-35. An article by Andrew McLaughlin published in the Australian… Read more »

The F-35 Global Enterprise: Working Global Logistics: The Case of Japan

01/22/2019The F-35 has come at the time of the strategic shift for the liberal democracies from dealing primarily with the land wars to preparing for crisis management with… Read more »

UK F-35s Ready for Operations

01/12/2019In a Royal Navy article published on January 11, 2019, the announcement by the Minister of Defence of the operational readiness of the UK’s F-35s was highlighted and… Read more »

Avalon Airshow 2019: The Role of Victorian Industry in the F-35

01/12/2019Victorian industry in Australia is playing a key role in the Australian F-35 program, both in supporting their own jets and the global enterprise. In  recent Defence Connect… Read more »


12/24/2018Personnel from the Australian Embassy in Washington, joined Royal Australian Air Force personnel at Luke Air Force Base to host a ‘Mateship’ event recognising contributions to Australia’s F-35… Read more »