F-35 at Red Flag 19-1

02/16/2019
Pilots 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 AFB, Nevada.  [maxgallery id="123561"] This is wing's second Red Flag with the F-35A, America's most advanced multi-role fighter, which brings game-changing stealth,…

RAAF F-35s Commence Flight Operations

02/14/2019
F-35A aircraft commenced scheduled flying operations at RAAF Base Williamtown during the last week of January 2019. [maxgallery id="123444"] The two aircraft from No 3 Squadron began a phase of operations designed to verify and validate the jet’s capabilities. These operations will continue for the next two years, in the…

RAAF F-35

12/24/2018
Personnel 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 capability. Royal Australian Air Force pilots and maintenance personnel have partnered with United States Air Force units and Lockheed Martin to prepare…

F-35 Arrival Ceremony at Williamtown Air Base

12/21/2018
The first two RAAF Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fighters to be based in Australia have been formally welcomed to their home base of RAAF Williamtown December 10, 2018. [maxgallery id="122262"] The two jets, A35-009 and -010 arrived at Williamtown at 10:20am on December 10 from RAAF Amberley Williamtown.  The aircraft…

USS Lincoln and F-35

09/11/2018
In a story by USNI News’s Megan Eckstein published on August 27, 2018, the operation of F-35s onboard the USS Abraham Lincoln was highlighted. ABOARD USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, IN THE ATLANTIC The Navy’s F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter has been incorporated into a carrier air wing’s cyclic flight operations…

RAAF’s F-35s Complete 1000th Sortie

06/10/2018
RAAF personnel at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, reach a flying milestone as the Australian F-35As complete their first 1000 sorties.  The RAAF F-35A team are working together with the 56th Fighter Wing USAF and Lockheed Martin to develop Australia’s initial F-35A capability. Royal Australian Air Force pilots and maintenance…

F-35s at Friendship Day

05/09/2018
Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 perform a flight demonstration.  This aerial demonstration was conducted during the annual  Friendship Day air show at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan on May 5, 2018. The flight marked the first time an F-35B Lightning II  conducted an aerial demonstration in the Pacific region. IWAKUNI, YAMAGUCHI, JAPAN 05.05.2018…

Arming the F-35 the Marine Corps Way

04/18/2018
Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 mount 1,000 pound Guided Bomb Units onto an F-35B Lightning IIs on the flight deck of the USS Wasp (LHD-1) while underway in the Philippine Sea, March 24, 2018.  This event marked the first time an F-35 has been loaded with live ordnance…