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Marine Corps Joint Strike Fighter conducts first aerial refuel

An F-35B Joint Strike Fighter conducts the first aerial refueling of its kind with a KC-130J Hercules in the sky above Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 2. Previous aerial refueling operations with the F-35 have been conducted only with test aircraft. “It’s great to start to expand our operational capability in the context of working with the Marine Air-Ground Task Force,” said Lt. Col. David Berke, who commands the F-35B squadron, Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501, at Eglin. The KC-130J was from Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252, based out of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C.



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This work, Marine Corps Joint Strike Fighter conducts first aerial refuel [Image 18 of 18], by Sgt Gabriela Garcia, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:10.02.2012

Date Posted:10.03.2012 16:59

Photo ID:675644

VIRIN:121002-M-SA716-028

Resolution:5616x3744

Size:8.16 MB

Location:EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, FL, USGlobe

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