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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.



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This work, First Marine Operational F-35 pilots, maintainers attend transition training Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/news/98528/first-marine-operational-f-35-pilots-maintainers-attend-transition-training#.ULkdW4bAEtU#ixzz2Dk2lwl2x, 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:11.30.2012 15:07

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VIRIN:121120-M-#####-089

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Location:YUMA, AZ, USGlobe

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