News: MCAS Beaufort F-35 Showcase
Story by Cpl. R. J. Driver
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C. — In a Lowcountry first, Marines and distinguished guests will experience the F-35B Lightning II first-hand at the F-35 Showcase aboard the Air Station, Aug. 20.
Commanding general of 2nd Marine Air Wing, Maj. Gen. Robert Hedelund, will be the senior officer present and the keynote speaker.
The F-35B represents the Marine Corps’ ongoing effort to modernize our aging fleet of aircraft and take advantage of fifth generation technology that will greatly enhance our capabilities as America’s expeditionary crisis response force.