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    Joint Strike Fighter F-35B Lightning II

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    Flight ops aboard the USS America

    Flight ops aboard the USS America

    01.30.21 | LCpl Joseph DeMarcus | 31MEU
    An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Archangels of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 prepares to take off from amphibious assault ship...

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    Full Operational Capability: VMFA-242 Returns From Alaska

    Full Operational Capability: VMFA-242...

    05.17.22 | Cpl Gabriel Groseclose-Durand | AFN-IJ
    U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II aircraft with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 242 return to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan,...
    F-35B Variant Lightning Fast Facts

    F-35B Variant Lightning Fast Facts

    05.06.22 | Travis Minyon | F-35LIIJPO
    The F-35B is a Short Takeoff & Vertical Landing (STOVL) Fifth-Generation Fighter Jet. The F-35 Joint Program Office is the Department of...
    Three F-35 Variants Lightning Fast Facts

    Three F-35 Variants Lightning Fast Facts

    05.06.22 | Travis Minyon | F-35LIIJPO
    The three variants of the F-35 are the F-35A, F-35B, and F-35C. The F-35 Joint Program Office is the Department of Defense's focal point for...
    VMFA-242 F-35B Singapore Airshow 2022 Rehearsal

    VMFA-242 F-35B Singapore Airshow 2022...

    02.11.22 | Travis Minyon | F-35LIIJPO
    Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 242 conducts an aerial demonstration rehearsal with the F-35B in preparation for the Singapore Airshow 2022 near...
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    F-35B Lightning II's Beast Mode engaged

    F-35B Lightning II's Beast Mode engaged

    05.25.22 | Sgt Samuel Ruiz | 3MAW
    A U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 225, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing departs a...
    F-35B Lightning II's Beast Mode engaged

    F-35B Lightning II's Beast Mode engaged

    05.25.22 | Sgt Samuel Ruiz | 3MAW
    U.S. Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 225, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, arm a U.S. Marine Corps F-35B...
    Full Operational Capability: VMFA-242 Returns From Alaska

    Full Operational Capability: VMFA-242...

    05.17.22 | Cpl Jackson Ricker | 1MAW
    U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Shane White, a fixed-wing aircraft mechanic, left, welcomes back Capt. Evan Staton, a fighter pilot, both with Marine...
    Full Operational Capability: VMFA-242 Returns From Alaska

    Full Operational Capability: VMFA-242...

    05.17.22 | Cpl Jackson Ricker | 1MAW
    U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Maximillian Kuzian, an aircraft ordnance technician, left, signals to Capt. Evan Staton, a fighter pilot, both with Marine...
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    Second Iwakuni-based F-35B squadron declares Full Operational Capability

    Second Iwakuni-based F-35B squadron...

    05.19.22 | GySgt Vitaliy Rusavskiy | 1MAW
    Iwakuni, Japan. -- On May 17, 2022 Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 242 achieved Full Operational Capability (FOC) and is now ready to...
    2MAW Expeditionary Advaned Basing Operations Demonstration

    2MAW Expeditionary Advaned Basing...

    11.18.21 | LCpl Michele Clarke | MCASCP
    Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point hosted a demonstration given by 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) of expeditionary advanced basing...
    VMFA-211 dedicates AV-8B Harrier, remembers fallen Marines

    VMFA-211 dedicates AV-8B Harrier,...

    09.10.21 | Cpl Levi Voss | 3MAW
    MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. (September 10, 2021) —Marines, Sailors, veterans and the Honorary Gold Star families gathered at Marine...
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    Pacific Pulse: 26 August, 2020

    Pacific Pulse: 26 August, 2020

    08.25.20 | Cpl Maxwell Gargas | MC-J
    On this Pacific Pulse, missiles fly at Rim of the Pacific, and Marine Corps F35-B's conduct operations over Japan.
    Pacific Pulse: 27 January 2020

    Pacific Pulse: 27 January 2020

    01.24.20 | SSgt Dhruv Gopinath | MC-J
    On this Pacific Pulse, Marine aviators complete F-35 carrier qualifications aboard USS America, Marines and their Japan Ground Self-Defense Force...
    Pacific Pulse: 23 August 2019

    Pacific Pulse: 23 August 2019

    08.22.19 | Cpl Maxwell Gargas | MC-J
    On this Pacific Pulse, Marines conduct a lice fire missile test aboard the USS Wasp and the Commandant of the Marine Corps visits Japan.
    Marine Minute

    Marine Minute

    08.09.19 | Sgt Benjamin Whitten | DMA-M
    I’M CPL BEN WHITTEN WITH YOUR MARINE MINUTE. AUGUST 13TH, 1918, OPHA MAY JOHNSON BECOMES THE FIRST FEMALE MARINE. WOMEN IN THE MARINE CORPS...
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