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VMFA-121 redesignate from a F/A-18 Hornet squadron to a F-35B squadron during a ceremony at Yuma Arizona, Nov. 20. Also available in high definition


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This work, First Operational F-35 Squadron Honored in Historic Ceremony, by Sgt Isaac Lamberth, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.20.2012

Date Posted:11.21.2012 9:07AM

Category:Package

Video ID:191394

VIRIN:121120-M-VP013-001

Filename:DOD_100651165

Length:00:01:09

Location:YUMA, AZ, USGlobe

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