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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…

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 »

The Dutch Open the Door to Buying Additional F-35s: A Key Building Block in Shaping Their Defense Strategy

12/16/2018With the Dutch government focused on enhanced defense capabilities, a core building block in the way ahead clearly has been the purchase and involvement of the Dutch in… Read more »