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VMFA-121 re-designation ceremony

Yuma's second F-35B, BF-20, arrives at Marine Corps Air
Station Yuma's flightline 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. The F-35 marks the next generation of tactical aviation dominance in the Marine Corps.



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This work, VMFA-121 re-designation ceremony [Image 2 of 13], by Cpl Aaron Diamant, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.20.2012

Date Posted:11.20.2012 19:23

Photo ID:787237

VIRIN:121120-M-KU760-487

Resolution:5248x3672

Size:10.47 MB

Location:YUMA, AZ, USGlobe

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