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12/26/2017

20161104-N-SS390-0xx PACIFIC OCEAN (NOV. 4, 2016) BF-5, Flt 264, Major John Dirk, MIN DRS, BF-1, Flt 616, Mr. Peter Wilson, ASYM ORD. An F-35B Lightning II short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft conducts test operations on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). The highly diverse cadre of Pax River Integrated Test Force (ITF) technicians, maintainers, engineers, logisticians, support staff and test pilots are embarked for the third and final developmental test phase (DT-III) of F-35B carrier suitability and integration. (Photo by Darin Russell/Released)

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