Joint Strike Fighter F-35B Lightning II

Joint Strike Fighter F-35B Lightning II


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The Marine Corps' fifth generation fighter, the F-35B Lightning II, made its first flight at Eglin Air Force Base recently signaling the start of the next era of Marine Aviation. This page houses content created by the Department of Defense about the F-35B since October 2008.

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With the Gear: X-ray Helmet and Virtual F-35 With the Gear: X-ray Helmet and Virtual F-35
X-Ray helmets and F-35 simulators? What more could Marine pilots ask for? Cpl. Clayton Filipowicz takes us to Lockheed Martin's Fighter Demonstration Center to...
2014 Yuma Air Show 2014 Yuma Air Show
Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, hosts the 2014 Yuma Air Show March 14 and 15. Aerial performers lit up the night sky with fireworks and sparklers, Friday...
Daytime Ship Ops Daytime Ship Ops
Developmental Testing phase II (DT-II) of the F-35B Lightning II jet is being conducted aboard USS Wasp (LHD 1). DT-II is a collaborative effort among the Navy,...
First Night Landing First Night Landing
Developmental Testing phase II (DT-II) of the F-35B Lightning II jet is being conducted aboard USS Wasp (LHD 1). DT-II is a collaborative effort among the Navy,...
Schofield Ship Ops Schofield Ship Ops
Developmental Testing phase II (DT-II) of the F-35B Lightning II jet is being conducted aboard USS Wasp (LHD 1). DT-II is a collaborative effort among the Navy,...
2013 Miramar Air Show: F-35 spot 2013 Miramar Air Show: F-35 spot
The F-35 is coming to town. See it in person at the 2013 Miramar Air Show. Also available in high definition.
USS WASP DT-II Twilight USS WASP DT-II Twilight
Developmental Testing phase II (DT-II) of the F-35B Lightning II jet is being conducted aboard USS Wasp (LHD 1). DT-II is a collaborative effort among the Navy,...
MCAS Beaufort F-35B Showcase MCAS Beaufort F-35B Showcase
On 20 August 2013, Marine Aircraft Group 31 hosted a showcase of the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, SC. During the event, MajGen...
Four F-35B Aircraft Taking Off Four F-35B Aircraft Taking Off
Four F-35B Joint Strike Fighters Lighting II take-off from the flight line of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Aug. 16.
F-35B Hot Refuel at MCAS Miramar F-35B Hot Refuel at MCAS Miramar
Two U.S. Marine F-35B Lightning II jets with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, Marine Air Group 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), conduct a training flight...
F-35B Hot Refuel at MCAS Miramar Interview F-35B Hot Refuel at MCAS Miramar Interview
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Michael Marisie with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar gives an interview about two F-35B...
F-35 Lands at MCAS Miramar F-35 Lands at MCAS Miramar
The F-35B Lightning II landed at MCAS Miramar for the first time, July 30. The Lightning II is a 5th generation stealth fighter capable of short take offs and...

First Fightertown F-35B course takes off First Fightertown F-35B course takes off
A film crew from Marine Corps Recruiting Command record an F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter landing aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Oct. 1 to...
First full Marine maintenance F-35B Lightning II takeoff First full Marine maintenance F-35B Lightning II...
Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 (VMFAT-501), the Marine Corps' only F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter training squadron, completed their first F-35B...
First full Marine maintenance F-35B Lightning II takeoff First full Marine maintenance F-35B Lightning II...
Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 (VMFAT-501), the Marine Corps' only F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter training squadron, completed their first F-35B...
First full Marine maintenance F-35B Lightning II takeoff First full Marine maintenance F-35B Lightning II...
Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 (VMFAT-501), the Marine Corps' only F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter training squadron, completed their first F-35B...
First full Marine maintenance F-35B Lightning II takeoff First full Marine maintenance F-35B Lightning II...
Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 (VMFAT-501), the Marine Corps' only F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter training squadron, completed their first F-35B...
First full Marine maintenance F-35B Lightning II takeoff First full Marine maintenance F-35B Lightning II...
Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 (VMFAT-501), the Marine Corps' only F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter training squadron, completed their first F-35B...
First full Marine maintenance F-35B Lightning II takeoff First full Marine maintenance F-35B Lightning II...
Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 (VMFAT-501), the Marine Corps' only F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter training squadron, completed their first F-35B...
First full Marine maintenance F-35B Lightning II takeoff First full Marine maintenance F-35B Lightning II...
Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 (VMFAT-501), the Marine Corps' only F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter training squadron, completed their first F-35B...
First full Marine maintenance F-35B Lightning II takeoff First full Marine maintenance F-35B Lightning II...
Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 (VMFAT-501), the Marine Corps' only F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter training squadron, completed their first F-35B...
First full Marine maintenance F-35B Lightning II takeoff First full Marine maintenance F-35B Lightning II...
Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 (VMFAT-501), the Marine Corps' only F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter training squadron, completed their first F-35B...
First full Marine maintenance F-35B Lightning II takeoff First full Marine maintenance F-35B Lightning II...
Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 (VMFAT-501), the Marine Corps' only F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter training squadron, completed their first F-35B...
Station CO Tours MCAS Yuma with John McCain’s Staff Station CO Tours MCAS Yuma with John McCain’s Staff
Col. Ricardo Martinez, the commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., and staff from Senator John McCain’s office take a tour around an F-35B...

First Fightertown F-35B training course takes off First Fightertown F-35B training course takes off
The Pilot Training Center and Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 are slated to kick off the first F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter pilot training...
Community-wide celebration welcomes Warlords to Beaufort Community-wide celebration welcomes Warlords to...
A ceremony was held in downtown Beaufort July 11, to welcome home Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501.
Warlords return to Fightertown Warlords return to Fightertown
Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 returned to Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, July 11, and with it, the future of Marine Corps aviation. "July 11, 2014,...

Maj. Lieberman
Maj. Lieberman talks to reporters from Airplane Geeks about his background as an aviator in the Marine Corps, becoming an instructor and leading the F-35B training...