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    VMFA-121 departs for relocation to Japan [Image 12 of 12]

    VMFA-121 departs for relocation to Japan



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    Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – After transiting the Pacific from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., F-35Bs with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, land at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 9, 2017, with its final destination of Iwakuni, Japan. VMFA-121 is the first operational F-35B squadron in the Marine Corps, with its relocation to 1st Marine Aircraft Wing at Iwakuni. The F-35B was developed to replace the Marine Corps’ F/A-18 Hornet, AV-8B Harrier and EA- 6B Prowler. The Short Take-off Vertical Landing (STOVL) aircraft is a true force multiplier. The unique combination of stealth, cutting-edge radar and sensor technology, and electronic warfare systems bring all of the access and lethality capabilities of a fifth-generation fighter, a modern bomber, and an adverse-weather, all-threat environment air support platform.



    Date Taken: 01.09.2017
    Date Posted: 01.10.2017 13:04
    Photo ID: 3092198
    VIRIN: 170109-M-II999-009
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    Location: US

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