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Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 redesignated from a F/A-18 Hornet squadron to a F-35B squadron during a ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. Cpl. Isaac Lamberth reports.


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Date Taken:11.20.2012

Date Posted:11.26.2012 11:53AM

Category:Newscasts

Video ID:191712

VIRIN:121126-M-#####-002

Filename:DOD_100653235

Length:00:01:02

Location:CA, US

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  • Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 redesignates as the first Marine Corps F-35B squadron during a ceremony at MCAS Yuma.
  • The Marine Corps welcomed its first operational F-35B aircraft, the Marine Corps variant of the F-35 Lightning II also known as the Joint Strike Fighter, to Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. Friday, Nov. 16.

The F-35B, one of three variants of the Joint Strike Fighter, is a tactical fixed-wing aircraft that is to be the replacement for aging jets within the Marine Corps. 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing's first F-35 squadron, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, is based at MCAS Yuma and is the first operational F-35 squadron in the Marine Corps and the Department of Defense.

        Marine F-35B pilot Maj. Aric Liberman delivered the first F-35B, BF-19, to MCAS Yuma at 1:05 p.m. MST. This aircraft will be used to conduct a full spectrum of aviation operations in support of combat missions and maritime readiness worldwide.
  • The Marine Corps welcomed its first operational F-35B aircraft, the Marine Corps variant of the F-35 Lightning II also known as the Joint Strike Fighter, to Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. Friday Nov. 16. The F-35B, one of three variants of the Joint Strike Fighter, is a tactical fixed-wing aircraft that is to be the replacement for aging jets within the Marine Corps.  3rd Marine Aircraft Wing's first F-35 squadron, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, is based at MCAS Yuma, Ariz, and is the first operational F35 squadron in the Marine Corps and the Department of Defense. Marine F-35B pilot Maj. Aric Liberman delivered the first F35B, BF-19, to MCAS Yuma at 1;05 p.m. MST.  This aircraft will be used to conduct a full spectrum of aviation operations in support of combat missions and maritime readiness worldwide.
  • Four F-35B Joint Strike Fighters Lighting II take-off from the flight line of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Aug. 16.

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