Joint Strike Fighter F-35B Lightning II

Joint Strike Fighter F-35B Lightning II


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The Marine Corps' fifth generation fighter, the F-35B Lightning II, made its first flight at Eglin Air Force Base recently signaling the start of the next era of Marine Aviation. This page houses content created by the Department of Defense about the F-35B since October 2008. <br /> <br /> Additional Marine Corps Aviation Centennial products can be found <a href="http://www.dvidshub.net/feature/AviationCentennial#.T7vtHetYuGc">here</a>.


WTI 2-16 End of Course Video WTI 2-16 End of Course Video
An end of course video production featuring the highlights of Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-16 in Yuma, Ariz., April 24, 2016. WTI is a seven week...
Steel Knight 16: 3rd MAW Operations Preview Steel Knight 16: 3rd MAW Operations Preview
Marines with 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing participate in exercise Steel Knight Dec. 4-16, 2015. The combined arms live-fire exercise implements a combination of air and...
Steel Knight 16 Teaser Steel Knight 16 Teaser
Marines with 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing participate in exercise Steel Knight Dec. 4-16, 2015. The combined arms live-fire exercise implements a combination of air and...
Steel Knight 16 - Lt.Col. James Bardo Steel Knight 16 - Lt.Col. James Bardo
U.S. Marine LtCol James Bardo, the Commanding Officer of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 13, 3d Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW)...
Steel Knight - GySgt Jeremy Olberding Steel Knight - GySgt Jeremy Olberding
U.S. Marine GySgt Jeremy Olberding, Maintenance Control Chief for Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 13, 3d Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW)...
Steel Knight - GySgt Christopher Ames Steel Knight - GySgt Christopher Ames
U.S. Marine GySgt Christopher Ames, Ordinance SNCOIC for Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 13, 3d Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) gives an...
VMFA-121 Steel Knight Awards Ceremony VMFA-121 Steel Knight Awards Ceremony
U.S. Marine Major General Michael A. Rocco Commanding General of 3d Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) awards the personnel of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 for...
F-35B in Action F-35B in Action
The F-35B supported ground troops in a simulated battlefield environment during Steel Knight at Marine Corps Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California.
WTI 1-16 End of Course Video Production WTI 1-16 End of Course Video Production
An end of course video production featuring the highlights of Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 1-16 in Yuma, Ariz., from Sept. 6 to Oct. 25, 2015. WTI is a...
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Air Show Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Air Show
Welcome to the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Air Show. This webcast will feature an aerial demonstration of the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter, which reached initial...
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Air Show - Edited Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Air Show - Edited
Welcome to the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Air Show. This webcast will feature an aerial demonstration of the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter, which reached initial...
Initial Operating Capability Declared For F-35B Lightning II Initial Operating Capability Declared For F-35B...
The 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing's F-35B Lightning II aircraft reached initial operating capability with a squadron of 10 F-35Bs ready for worldwide deployment, July 31.

Lightning takes to the sky Lightning takes to the sky
An F-35B Lightning II takes off from the flight line aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort April 25. Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 executed dynamic...
Lightning takes to the sky Lightning takes to the sky
An F-35B Lightning II flies above the flight line aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort April 25. Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 executed dynamic...
Lightning takes to the sky Lightning takes to the sky
An F-35B Lightning II executes a vertical landing on the flight line aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort April 25. The F-35B is the short take-off/ vertical...
Lightning takes to the sky Lightning takes to the sky
An F-35B Lightning II executes a vertical landing on the flight line aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort April 25. The F-35B is the short take-off/ vertical...
Lightning takes to the sky Lightning takes to the sky
An F-35B Lightning II takes off from the flight line aboard Marine Corps Air Station April 25. Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 executed dynamic maneuver...
Air Force C-17's Visit MCAS Beaufort Air Force C-17's Visit MCAS Beaufort
U.S. Air Force C-17A Globemaster III aircraft from the 62nd and 512th Airlift Wings (AW), visit Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Beaufort to pick up passengers and...
Air Force C-17's Visit MCAS Beaufort Air Force C-17's Visit MCAS Beaufort
U.S. Air Force C-17A Globemaster III aircraft from the 62nd and 512th Airlift Wings (AW), visit Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Beaufort to pick up passengers and...
Air Force C-17's Visit MCAS Beaufort Air Force C-17's Visit MCAS Beaufort
U.S. Air Force C-17A Globemaster III aircraft from the 62nd and 512th Airlift Wings (AW), visit Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Beaufort to pick up passengers and...
Air Force C-17's Visit MCAS Beaufort Air Force C-17's Visit MCAS Beaufort
U.S. Air Force C-17A Globemaster III aircraft from the 62nd and 512th Airlift Wings (AW), visit Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Beaufort to pick up passengers and...
Air Force C-17's Visit MCAS Beaufort Air Force C-17's Visit MCAS Beaufort
U.S. Air Force C-17A Globemaster III aircraft from the 62nd and 512th Airlift Wings (AW), visit Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Beaufort to pick up passengers and...
Air Force C-17's Visit MCAS Beaufort Air Force C-17's Visit MCAS Beaufort
U.S. Air Force C-17A Globemaster III aircraft from the 62nd and 512th Airlift Wings (AW), visit Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Beaufort to pick up passengers and...
Air Force C-17's Visit MCAS Beaufort Air Force C-17's Visit MCAS Beaufort
U.S. Air Force C-17A Globemaster III aircraft from the 62nd and 512th Airlift Wings (AW), visit Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Beaufort to pick up passengers and...

Marine F-35B's to Support UK Air Shows
The U.S. Marine Corps' Joint Strike Fighter is confirmed to support air shows in the United Kingdom this summer.
Adding Lightning to Steel Knight Adding Lightning to Steel Knight
Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 and Marine Operational and Test Evaluation Squadron 22 performed the first ever expeditionary test of the F-35B Lightning II during...
'Rhinos' support Steel Knight 2016 'Rhinos' support Steel Knight 2016
The F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter personifies great strides in modern air dominance capability. Among its characteristics of radar-evading stealth,...

Maj. Lieberman
Maj. Lieberman talks to reporters from Airplane Geeks about his background as an aviator in the Marine Corps, becoming an instructor and leading the F-35B training...