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2014 07 15 - F-35 Returns to Limited Flight, Officials Rule Out Farnborough
While the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter has returned to limited flying, it will not be appearing at the Farnborough International Airshow in the...

2014 06 25 - Sheppard Graduates First Intermediate F-35 Avionics Class
Sheppard graduated the Air Force's first intermediate class for the F-35 avionics career field June 19, 2014. Officially known as intermediate general...

2014 06 19 - 'Workhorse' Becomes First F-35 to Achieve 1,000 Flight Hours
AF-2, the second production F-35 Lightning II for the Air Force, became the first F-35 to reach 1,000 flight hours June 11. Paul Hattendorf, a Lockheed...

2014 06 15 - Officials Tap Maintainer Ideas to Reduce F-35 Costs
The Pentagon will continue to seek aircraft maintainer suggestions and industry partner investments to reduce operating and sustainment costs by...

2014 06 11 - The F-35: Reservists Start New Mission at Luke
When officials at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, celebrated the arrival of the base's first F-35 Lightning II aircraft with an unveiling ceremony March 14...

2014 06 02 - Final F-35A Delivered to Eglin
The 58th Fighter Squadron became the Air Force's first complete F-35A Lightning II squadron after they welcomed their 26th and final F-35A May...

2014 05 30 - Eglin Wing Surpasses 5,000 Combined F-35 Sorties
The 33rd Fighter Wing etched another mark on the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program May 28 by logging its 5,000th combined sortie in the...

2014 05 28 - Lightning, Typhoons Over Edwards
An F-35 Lightning II, BF-17, piloted by Air Force test pilot Lt. Col. Jonathan Ohman, F-35 Integrated Test Force, performs interoperability testing...

2014 05 22 - F-35 Performs First East Coast Public Demonstration
The F-35B Lightning II made its East Coast performing debut May 16 - 18 during the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point "Inspiration to Innovation"...

2014 05 22 - Fuels Flight Key to F-35 Mission Success
When the Base Realignment and Closure Committee designated Eglin as the home of the first F-35 Lightning II, it gave the base more than aircraft...

2014 05 15 - STOVL F-35 Conducts Flight Testing
A Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing (STOVL) variant of the F-35 Lightning II is shown performing Crosswind and Wet Runway testing at Edwards AFB...

2014 05 12 - F-35 Flies First Local Training Sortie at Luke
An F-35 Lightning II took to the skies over the West Valley on May 5 in what was the first local training sortie for the fifth-generation fighter jet. The jet...

2014 05 02 - Australian Air Force Makes Home at Luke
The buildup of F-35 operations at Luke Air Force Base has begun, and the Royal Australian air force will soon be Luke's first international partner...

2014 04 24 - Hill's F-16s Take First Flights Alongside F-35s
F-16 pilots from Hill's 419th and 388th Fighter Wings took to the skies here this morning for their first training missions alongside the F-35A...

2014 03 26 - Ogden ALC Completes Organic Mods on First F-35 75th Air Base Wing Public
The Ogden Air Logistics Complex completed the Air Force's first-ever organic depot modifications on an F-35 Lightning II. The F-35A variant aircraft...

2014 03 24 - Eglin's F-35s to Begin Night Flying Operations
The 33rd Fighter Wing will advance its F-35 Lightning II training program Monday evening (March 24) as its F-35s start flying training missions...

2014 03 19 - Governor Brewer, Undersecretary Fanning Headline F-35 JSF Unveiling at Luke AFB
Luke Air Force Base celebrated the arrival of its first F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter jet with an unveiling ceremony on March 14. The event was...

2014 03 06 - Program Executive Officer Describes F-35 Progress
Progress remains steady in the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter's operational testing...

2014 03 06 - "The Only One in the Corps: MCAS Beaufort F-35 Pilot Training Center Gearing Up"
The new F-35 Pilot Training Center at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C., is gearing up for full operations."Right now, we are basically in...

2014 02 26 - Air Forces Welcomes New Multi-Role Fighter
The F-35A Lightning II is the Air Force's newest fighter to enter its
inventory and features stealth technology that enables pilots to operate...

2014 02 26 - 1st UK STOVL Flight at Eglin
Royal Air Force pilot, Squadron Leader Hugh Nichols, lifts off in a Marine F-35B Lightning II for the first short take-off and vertical landing sortie by a...

2014 02 13 - F-35B Aircraft Fly in Formation in Short Takeoff/Vertical Landing Mode
Two F-35B aircraft fly in close formation while in short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) mode for the first time on Tuesday. Pilots Peter Wilson and Dan...

2014 01 28 - F-35 PEO: F-35 Lightning II Will Be Ready for 'Prime Time'
Lt. Gen. Chris Bogdan, who heads the Pentagon's F-35 program office, visited Hill Air Force Base Jan. 21 to discuss the weapon system with senior...

2014 01 24 -1st Luke F-35 Pilot Training at Eglin
Flying is a concept that captures the imagination of some people at a very young age; hence the success of characters like Peter Pan, Superman and...

2014 01 09 -Norway Says F-35 Jet on Track; Keeping Eye on Costs
Norway's defense minister on Thursday said the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35
fighter program is on the right track after a major restructuring in 2010...

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