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VMFA-121 re-designation ceremony

The second F-35B Lightning II, BF-20, lands at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma during the re-designation ceremony of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, Nov. 20 at the VMFA-121 hangar, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. The Green Knights will make up the first operational F-35B squadron not only in the Marine Corps, but in the world. The readiness and capability of an organic air combat element is vital to the Marine Air Ground Task Force and all aspects of Marine Corps operations. The F-35B will provide the Marine Corps with the next generation of tactical aircraft dominance in the Marine Corps.



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This work, VMFA-121 re-designation ceremony [Image 13 of 13], by GySgt Dustin Dunk, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.20.2012

Date Posted:11.20.2012 19:12

Photo ID:787222

VIRIN:121120-M-#####-903

Resolution:5616x3744

Size:28.2 MB

Location:YUMA, AZ, USGlobe

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