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VMFA-121 re-designation ceremony

Senator John McCain, Arizona state Senator, speaks during the re-designation ceremony for 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 F-35B Lightning II, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter, marks the next generation of tactical aircraft dominance in the Marine Corps.



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This work, VMFA-121 re-designation ceremony [Image 11 of 13], by Cpl Shelby Shields, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.20.2012

Date Posted:11.20.2012 19:13

Photo ID:787224

VIRIN:121120-M-#####-008

Resolution:1728x2592

Size:6.1 MB

Location:YUMA, AZ, USGlobe

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  • Yuma's second F-35B, BF-20, flown by Maj. Aric Liberman, a pilot with the new squadron, arrives at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma's flight line following the re-designation ceremony for Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, Nov. 20. The Green Knights, formerly an F/A-18 Hornet squadron, is the Marine Corps' first operational F-35 squadron. This ceremony marks an important milestone for the Marine Corps and the Department of Defense as the F-35 progresses from a testing and training aircraft towards full-scale tactical aviation operations.
  • The Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James F. Amos (left) and Sen. John McCain (center) attend the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA-121) Redesignation Ceremony at Hangar 80 aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, AZ, Nov. 20, 2012. The squadron, activated in 1941, operates the newest Marine Corps aircraft, the F-35B Lightning II. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Mallory S. VanderSchans/Released)
  • The Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James F. Amos (right) speaks with Sen. John McCain while attending the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA-121) Redesignation Ceremony at Hangar 80 aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, AZ, Nov. 20, 2012. The squadron, activated in 1941, operates the newest Marine Corps aircraft, the F-35B Lightning II. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Mallory S. VanderSchans/Released)
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