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    Meet the F-35B Maintainers [Image 1 of 16]

    Meet the F-35B Maintainers

    USS TRIPOLI (LHA 7), PHILIPPINE SEA

    09.21.2022

    Photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher Lape 

    31st Marine Expeditionary Unit       

    U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Joaquin Aldape, an F-35B power line mechanic with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Rein.), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, conducts maintenance on an F-35B Lightning II jet aboard Amphibious Assault Ship USS Tripoli (LHA 7), in the Philippine Sea, Sept. 21, 2022. F-35B maintainers, supported by Sailors operating a crane for lifting, regularly perform maintenance to ensure the aircraft’s readiness for flight operations. Aldape is a native of Decatur, Texas. The 31st MEU is operating aboard ships of the Tripoli Amphibious Ready Group in the 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher R. Lape)

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    Date Taken: 09.21.2022
    Date Posted: 09.23.2022 10:13
    Photo ID: 7431975
    VIRIN: 220921-M-MJ391-1004
    Resolution: 5600x4480
    Size: 5.34 MB
    Location: USS TRIPOLI (LHA 7), PHILIPPINE SEA
    Hometown: DECATUR, TX, US

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