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These photographs are of various events pertaining to the System Development and Demonstration phase of the JSF program.

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Marine Lt. Col. Roger Hardy, Defense Contract Management Agency F-35 Lightning II acceptance pilot, at DCMA office, Lockheed Martin Ft. Worth, Texas talks over another successful landing at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., with a team comprise of United Kingdom pilots and maintainers June 25, 2013. Hardy flew in the last of three F-35B variants owned by the United Kingdom and slated to be flown with the other joint strike fighters at the Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron-501 here. (U.S. photo/Maj. Karen Roganov) Master Sgt. Karen Griffin, of the 33rd Maintenance Group, informs the jammer drive which way to turn to get the guided-bomb-unit-31 into position to be loaded onto an F-35A Lightning II Aug. 27 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. This marked the first time Airmen have loaded weapons onto the new joint strike fighter here. Each step and procedure was analyzed to ensure it was correct or needed to be changed. The weapons load procedures perfected by the MXG Airmen will be taught to maintenance students in the future. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)  
F-35A Lightning II - Officials announce initial operation capability target. EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - Navy Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Tabert, F-35C Lightning II instructor pilot, U.S. Navy Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-101 prepares to exit the cockpit after landing at Eglin Air Force Base's 33rd Fighter Wing June 22. The pilot delivered the Navy's first F-35C Lightning II carrier variant aircraft from Lockheed Martin to the U.S. Navy's Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 home co-located with the 33rd FW. The unit serves as the F-35C Fleet Replacement Squadron, training F-35C aircrew and maintenance personnel alongside Air Force, Marine and coalition partners in the joint strike fighter program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Karen Roganov) 100th Pilot Maj Robert Miller (Lockheed Martin photo by SSgt Nicholas Egebrecht)
The F-35 Integrated Test Force is completing a series of night flights, testing the ability to fly the jet safely in instrument meteorological conditions where the pilot has no external visibility references. The ITF, which has the lead on all F-35 mission systems testing, is responsible for five of the six night flights. (Courtesy Photo by Tom Reynolds/Lockheed Martin) Maj. Matthew Johnston, 58th Fighter Squadron, instructor pilot, opens the canopy of the Advanced F-35 Lighting II joint strike fighter after arriving at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., May 6, 2013. The F-35 will be used in training all military branch F-35 pilots on the new software and sensors in the aircraft.(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Egebrecht) Maj. Matthew Johnston, (left) 58th Fighter Squadron, instructor pilot, shakes hands with Col.Stephen Jost, 33rd Operations Group commander upon arriving at Eglin Air Force base, Fla. with the advanced F-35 Lighting II joint strike fighter, May 6, 2013. The advanced F-35 will be utilized by all military branches at the Air Education Training Command F-35 schoolhouse to train on new systems and software on the platform.(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Egebrecht)
VMFAT-501 at Eglin Air Force Base executed an 8 ship launch for Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground training Friday.They completed hot refueling on all eight jets and launched them on a second mission. They completed 16 sorties in 3 hours. All the plane captains [crew chiefs] are seen standing by their jets. The pilots are in the cockpits. The jets are running.(Photo credit by Marine Corps Lt Col Steve Gillette) A contract plumber connects pipes at the aerospace ground equipment facility April 15, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The AGE facility will house ground equipment for the F-35A Lightning II. The F-35As at Nellis are owned by the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron, part of the 53rd Wing, headquartered at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam) Construction workers lower a chiller into the F-35A Lightning II Maintenance Hangar near the flight line April 15, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The hangar will be used for maintenance and repairs on the F-35A Lightning II. The F-35As at Nellis are owned by the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron, part of the 53rd Wing, headquartered at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam)
Construction workers build an F-35A Lightning II Maintenance Hangar near the flight line April 15, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The construction is scheduled to be done in November 2013. The F-35As at Nellis are owned by the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron, part of the 53rd Wing, headquartered at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam) F-35A and Doolittle Raiders Special Delivery at 33rd Fighter Wing in Eglin Air Force Base, FL. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.) Staff Sgt. Nathan Burkhart, a 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, reaches for a torque wrench from the newly created F-35 tire and brake toolbox at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., April 3. The improved toolbox reduced the amount of tools maintainers must have on hand by 81 percent from 287 to 52 items. The box was created by Airmen from the 58th Aircraft Maintenance Unit's Support Section. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)
Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan, F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office program executive officer, addressed the men and women of the F-35 Integrated Test Force, thanking them for their hard work and commitment to the program Jan. 22. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Paul Weatherman/Lockheed Martin) Maj. Gen. Jeffery Lofgren, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, provides remarks during the F-35A Lightning II arrival ceremony March 19, 2013, in the Thunderbird Hangar on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron will design the tactics for the F-35A. The squadron will also determine how to integrate the F-35A with other aircraft in the Air Force inventory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo) A cart full of more than 280 tools and equipment was previously required to complete brake and tire maintenance on a 33rd Fighter Wing F-35A. The new blue box created by the Airmen of the 58th Aircraft Maintenance Unit's Support Section reduces the amount of tools required by 81 percent. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)
Vice Admiral David J. Venlet, USN salutes Lieutenant General Christopher C. Bogdan, USAF during the Change of Executive Ceremony at the Pentagon on December 6, 2012. Photo courtesy of F-35 Staff Photographer, Kevin Alvey. Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan talks with members of the F-35 Integrated Test Force Jan.22 during his first visit to Edwards since he assumed the role of program executive officer for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office in December.(U.S. Air Force Photo by Paul Weatherman/Lockheed Martin) Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan, F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office program executive officer, tours the F-35 Integrated Test Force compound with Lt. Col. George Schwartz, F-35 Integrated Test Force government director, during his visit to Edwards Jan. 22. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Paul Weatherman/Lockheed Martin)
Yuma's F-35B, BF-20, flown by Maj. Aric Liberman, a pilot with the new squadron. Vice Adm. David Venlet, program executive officer for the F-35 Lightning II program and his deputy, Air Force Maj. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, visit the Patuxent River integrated test force Nov. 7, part of a series of similar tours around the country to F-35 development facilities. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin) Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III examines the helmet-mounted display system and flight suit used for the F-35A Lightning II with Col. Andrew Toth, 33rd Fighter Wing commander during his visit to the wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 16. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Air Force/ Samuel King Jr.)
Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Pressley, of the 33rd Maintenance Operations Squadron, is the first maintainer to complete an F-135 engine run. He will be an instructor for next few maintainers chosen to go through the F-35A engine run course. Having maintenance personnel conduct engine runs frees up pilots for training missions and allows the jets to get fixed faster. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Bruce Ferris) An F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter banks left for another approach to the 33rd Fighter Wing runway at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Sept. 21. Both the A and B variants have flown more than 300 sorties since arriving at Eglin and can be seen in the skies over the base almost daily. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.) NASA's modified Boeing 747 carrier aircraft carries the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it lands at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. on Sept. 20, 2012, completing the fourth leg of its ferry flight to its new home at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, Calif. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin/Paul Weatherman)
NASA's modified Boeing 747 carrier aircraft carries the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it lands at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. on Sept. 20, 2012, completing the fourth leg of its ferry flight to its new home at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, Calif. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin/Paul Weatherman) Students learn about the F-35B Lightning II joint strike fighter's wing system from USMC Staff Sgt. Christopher Johnson (2nd from left) during training at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., July 19, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dan Hawkins) Students learn about F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter landing gear from USMC Staff Sgt. Christopher Johnson (right) during training at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., July 19, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dan Hawkins)
USMC Staff Sgt. Christopher Johnson (far right), F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter powerline instructor, discusses landing gear mechanics to students July 19, 2012 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dan Hawkins) Col. Art Tomassetti, vice commander of the 33rd Fighter Wing, Air Education and Training Command at Eglin Air Force, prepares to exit the cockpit of an F-35B with the help of a ground crew member after completing a training sortie in the Lightning II. (Photo by Tony Giberson) Cmdr David Dorn is the executive of the Navy Fight Squadron 101 at Eglin Air Force Base. Dorn is also one of the oldest actively serving members of the squadron. This is his third time as a 'Reaper' (Photo by Tony Giberson)
Staff Sgt. Douglas Bays, a crew chief with the 57th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, selects tools for post-flight maintenance tasks on an F-35A Lightning II at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 16. Bays is here training in anticipation for when the 57th will stand up its F-35 flying operations later next year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Karen Roganov) A maintainer watches the F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter as the pilot performs shutdown procedures after a sortie at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 16. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Karen Roganov) Airman 1st Class Lance Colbert, a crew chief from 58th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, reviews joint technical data tasks, like maintaining landing gear pins, in a Portable Maintenance Aid after the 100th sortie of an F-35A Lightning II at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 16. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Karen Roganov)
Col. Andrew Toth, the 33rd Fighter Wing commander, passes his helmet and gear to Staff Sgt. Jeremy Houser, of the 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, after his aircraft familiarization sortie in the F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter Aug. 16 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Toth’s two-ship formation flight marked the 100th and 101st F-35A sorties flown at Eglin. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.) An F-35 and two Luke F-16s fly a sortie over Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. These F-16s, along with more than 360 Luke maintainers, have been instrumental in advancing the F-35 program, according to Lt. Col. Michael Miles, 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander. (Courtesy photo) The United Kingdom takes delivery of the first International F-35. Image courtesy of Lockheed Martin.
Marine Lt. Col. David Berke, commanding officer for the Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501, taxis in from completing the 100th F-35 Lightning II sortie at the 33rd Fighter Wing, Eglin AFB, Fla., July 11, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Maj. Karen Roganov) Marine Lt. Col. David Berke, commanding officer for the Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501, taxis in from completing the 100th F-35 Lightning II sortie at the 33rd Fighter Wing, Eglin AFB, Fla., July 11, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Maj. Karen Roganov) SECDEF Panetta presents UK MOD Hammond an F-35 model (DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett)
Lt. Col. George Schwartz, 461st Flight Test Squadron commander (left), presents Vice Admiral David J. Venlet with a commemorative flag and photo on behalf of the Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force. Squadron CC Completes Flight Training at Eglin AFB, 31 May 2012. Tech. Sgt. Brandon Sullivan uses a portable maintenance device loaded with joint technical data that's plugged into an F-35 Lightning II trainer April 3, 2012, during a weapons familiarization course at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The 17-day course was the first weapons course completed since Eglin AFB’s F-35 Academic Training Center began formal training Mar 19. Sullivan is an aircraft armament systems technician assigned to the 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Eglin AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Karen Roganov)
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks to military members and civilian workers at the Joint Strike Fighter hanger on Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Jan. 20, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo The ongoing construction of the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter hangars, designed to accommodate more than 300 Marines on the air station, as seen from the base's highest elevated point, Feb. 7. Photo credit: Cpl. Jakob Schultz The test pilot responsible for leading the planning effort for the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter’s initial sea trials in October received accolades for his leadership during a ceremony here Feb. 16...Photo credit: Lockheed Martin.
F-35 Lightning II Weapons Loading Trainer Delivers New Technology to Virtual Classroom. Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force Aerospace engineering students in a principles of flight testing course from the Pennsylvania State University visited the F-35 Integrated Test Facility at NAS Patuxent River Oct. 13, hosted by government chief engineer Andrew Maack. The F-35C carrier and F-35B short take-off and vertical landing variants of the Joint Strike Fighter are undergoing test and evaluation at NAS Patuxent River prior to delivery to the fleet. (Photo credit: Lockheed Martin) Penn State's proximity and engineering program made visiting NAVAIR a good fit for one of the many STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) outreach events hosted each year at the F-35 ITF. The F-35C carrier and F-35B short take-off and vertical landing variants of the Joint Strike Fighter are undergoing test and evaluation at NAS Patuxent River prior to delivery to the fleet. (Photo credit: Lockheed Martin)
The AN/APG-81 active electronically scanned array radar (AESA) and AN/AAQ-37 distributed aperture system (DAS) were mounted aboard Northrop Grumman's BAC 1-11 test aircraft. Photo Credit: Northrop Grumman Corp. First Air Force F-35 Pilot Part of Aviation History. Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force photographer Samuel King Jr. Gen. Edward Rice, the Air Education and Training Command commander, speaks to the crowd of 33rd Fighter Wing members and state and local leaders during the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter rollout ceremony Aug. 26 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)
F-35 fresh water rinse system installed at Eglin.  Photo Credit: USAF photographer Samuel King Jr. F-35 fresh water rinse system installed at Eglin.  Photo Credit: USAF photographer Samuel King Jr. CSAF visits F-35 training wing.  Photo Credit: USAF photographer Samuel King Jr.
F-35 Makes First Air Show Appearance.  Photo Credit: Lockheed Martin photographer Andy Wolfe. F-35 Makes First Air Show Appearance. Photo Credit: Lockheed Martin photographer Andy Wolfe. F-35 Makes First Air Show Appearance. Photo Credit: Lockheed Martin photographer Andy Wolfe.
Secretary of Defense Rudy de Leon (seated left) and Minister of State For Defence Procurement Baroness Symons, of the United Kingdom, sign a memorandum of understanding on the next phase of the Joint Strike Fighter program in the Pentagon on Jan. 17, 2001. Photo Credit: the U.S. Department of Defense. United Kingdom's Minister of Defence for Procurement Lord Willy Bach comments on the selection of the Lockheed Martin team to produce the Joint Strike Fighter during a Pentagon press conference on Oct. 26, 2001.  Photo Credit: the U.S. Department of Defense. Secretary of the Air Force James G. Roche (left) announces the selection of Lockheed Martin, teamed with Northrop Grumman and BAE, to develop and then produce the Joint Strike Fighter at a Pentagon press conference on Oct. 26, 2001. Photo Credit: the U.S. Department of Defense.
Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Edward C. Aldridge Jr. (center) announces the decision to proceed with the Joint Strike Fighter program at the Pentagon on Oct. 26, 2001. Photo Credit: the U.S. Department of Defense. Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Edward C. "Pete" Aldridge, Jr. (seated left) and his Canadian counterpart Assistant Deputy Minister for Materiel Alan Williams (seated right) sign a memorandum of understanding at the Pentagon on Feb. 7, 2002. Photo Credit: the U.S. Department of Defense. Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Edward C. "Pete" Aldridge (seated left) and his Danish counterpart, Deputy Permanent Secretary of State for Defense and National Armaments Director Jorgen Hansen-Nord (seated right), sign a memorandum of understanding in the Pentagon on May 28, 2002.  Photo Credit: the U.S. Department of Defense.
Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Edward C. "Pete" Aldridge (seated left) and Norwegian National Armaments Director Leif Lindback (seated right) sign a memorandum of understanding in the Pentagon on June 20, 2002. Photo Credit: the U.S. Department of Defense. Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Edward C. "Pete" Aldridge (seated left) and Italian Secretary General of Defense and National Armaments Director Adm. Giampaolo Di Paola (seated right) sign a memorandum of understanding in the Pentagon on June 24, 2002. Photo Credit: the U.S. Department of Defense. Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Edward C. "Pete" Aldridge (seated left) and Turkish Under Secretary for Defense Industries Ali Ercan (seated right) sign a memorandum of understanding in the Pentagon on July 11, 2002.  Photo Credit: the U.S. Department of Defense.
JSF's International partners with former JSF Program Manager Maj Gen John L. Hudson and Lockheed Martin F-35 Program Manager Tom Burbage. Photo Credit: Lockheed Martin. L to R: Secretary of Navy, Gordon England; Secretary of the Air Force, James Roche; Maj Gen John Hudson, USAF; Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Acquisition, John Young; Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Dr. Marvin Sambur; RDML Steven Enewold, USN. JSF Change of Command 2004 passed from the USAF to USN. Photo Credit: F-35 JSF Program Office. spacer



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