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2016 11 29 - First Japanese F-35A arrives at Luke
The arrival marked the next step for the international F-35 training program as Japan took ownership ...

2016 11 29 - F-35 begins integrated training with F-16 at Luke
F-35A Lightning II and the F-16 Fighting Falcon for the first time ...

2016 11 28 - F-35B Completes Weapons Load Testing at Sea
F-35B aboard the USS America went through "an aggressive test plan," including shipboard launch and ...

2016 11 21 - International Partnerships Flourish on America during DT-III
The Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program consists of three variants; nine partner countries ...

2016 11 21 - F-35B Weapons Load Testing Wraps up on USS America during DT-III
"The only way to increase the endpoints is to test on board a ship for sink rates and high sea state ...

2016 11 07 - America's Familiarization Training Pays Off during F-35B DT-III
F-35B STOVL variant is the world's first supersonic STOVL stealth aircraft. Currently underway conducting operational testing and the third phase of developmental testing to evaluate the full spectrum of JSF measures of suitability and effectiveness in an at-sea ...

2016 11 02 - 416th FLTS tests missile for European ally's Joint Strike Fighter
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon carries a developmental test version of the Joint Strike Missile to its release point above the Utah Test and Training Range ...

2016 11 01 - Airmen keep F-35s flying
Recently, maintainers have been able to provide the wing's operational F-35s for 95 percent of scheduled sorties, compared to 87 percent for legacy fighters ...

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2016 10 31 - F-35 Lightning II Testing begins on USS America
USS America, the first ship of its class, is an aviation-centric platform that incorporates key design elements to accommodate the fifth-generation fighter ...

2016 10 25 - Japanese official visits MCAS Yuma, learns firsthand of F-35B's capabilities
Yoshihiko Fukuda, left, mayor of Iwakuni, Japan, meets with Lt. Gen. Jon Davis, deputy commandant of aviation, Oct. 24, 2016 to expand his knowledge of the aircraft before the Squadron relocates to MCAS Iwakuni next year. ...

2016 10 25 - USS Wasp to support stand up of first JSF squadron in Japan
An MV-22 "Osprey" attached to Marine Medium Tilt-rotor Squadron (VMM) 263 takes to the air from the flight deck of the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). Wasp is on a surge deployment bringing the Osprey on its first combat deployment to the Middle East. ...

2016 10 25 - Lightning I pilot meets Lightning II at Luke AFB
Conrad's service commitment, like those of many of the young men and women who joined the armed forces at the time, was spurred into motion by the attack on Pearl Harbor...

2016 10 17 - F-35C Flyover of Navy's Next Gen Stealth Guided-Missile Destroyer
F-35 Pax River Integrated Test Force (ITF) assigned to the Salty Dogs of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23...

2016 10 14 - Past, present, future: AF Memorial 10th anniversary
"Airmen of today and those of tomorrow are all standing on the backs of the giants of the past,...

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2016 09 30 - Interorganizational synergy fuels successful test outcome
The testing culminated in five live-fire events when instrumented AIM-120s were fired against...

2016 09 29 - Aussie and American Instructor F-35 Pilots Operate at Mountain Home AFB
"I came to believe that high end training against the most difficult threat in the most difficult environment is nothing short of a moral obligation, and...

2016 09 23 - Luke F-35 pilots enhance capabilities at Mountain Home AFB
"The main objective was to increase our instructor pilots' proficiency in finding and destroying surface-to-air threats...

2016 09 23 - First operational F-35B unit conducts firing of live air-to-air missile
The event, named Combat Archer, was part of the WSEP...

2016 09 23 - Japan Rolls Out First F-35A
With the initial aircraft, AX-1, on the stage in the background...

2016 09 13 - F-35 Integration Demonstrated in Live Fire Test
Test of Navy's Aegis engagement with US Marine F-35B successfully demonstrated...

2016 09 13 - Navy Conducts First Live Fire NIFC-CA Test with F-35
Test proves the compatibility of these systems within existing NIFC-CA architecture . will extend the Navy's engagement range...

2016 09 12 - Luke achieves 10,000 F-35 flight hours
F-35's advanced suite of sensors and stealth technology allow it to operate uncontested in a variety of environments...

2016 09 06 - Lightning strikes at largest F-35A deployment
The 33rd FW deployed over 150 personnel and 14 F-35As for two weeks to train to a realistic threat level and...

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2016 08 30 - Headquarters Marine Corps
The detachment completed multiple engineering runs in preparation for the expenditure of five AIM-120 missiles and one Guided Bomb Unit-12 (GBU-12) LASER...

2016 08 30 - F-35A continues fifth-generation tradition of air superiority against legacy aircraft
While sharing many similarities with the F-22, the F-35A's main advantage is its robust suite of sensors...

2016 08 27 - Luke receives Air Force's 100th F-35 on heels of IOC announcement
Edwards With the reception of the 100th F-35, Luke AFB is quickly transitioning to the only active-duty Air Force F-35 training base...

2016 08 26 - What is it like to fly the Navy's F-35C?
The best part of my job as a naval aviator is, for sure, being able to hop in a jet and leave all of life's other concerns behind...

2016 08 22 - F-35B with VMX-1 on the flight line with AIM-120
Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, VMX-1 Aircraft with AIM-120 Missile...

2016 08 22 - F-35 Lightning II Surges Forward with Record Breaking Weapons Test Successes
Edwards Air Force Base, California, recently completed 25 missions comprising of 12 Weapons Delivery Accuracy (WDA)...

2016 08 19 - F-35 prepared to undergo chemical, biological decontamination testing
Contractors, Airmen and Air Force civilians have been tirelessly working in the High Desert heat the past few weeks to...

2016 08 16 - F-35C Lightning II: Bringing the Thunder
F-35C Lightning II represents a quantum leap in air superiority...

2016 08 09 - Reservist hits USAF F-35 trans-Atlantic milestone
The historic flight required seven air-refuelings and just over seven and a half hours...

2016 08 05 - F-35A combat readiness celebrated at Hill AFB
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James also credited the combination of Airmen and technology in getting the F-35A to IOC...

2016 08 04 - 33rd FW completes record number of sorties with F-35A
Members of the 33rd Fighter Wing set a new record of 111 sorties over three days...

2016 08 02 - Statement by Secretary Carter on Air Force F-35A Achieving IOC
This is a significant milestone for an aircraft that will allow the U.S. to maintain...

2016 08 02 - Air Force declares the F-35A 'combat ready'
The F-35A Lightning II fifth generation fighter aircraft was declared 'combat ready'...

2016 08 01 - Luke activates 3rd F-35 Squadron
The 63rd FS will train F-35 Lightning II fighter pilots as a joint international effort between Turkey and...

2016 08 01 - F-35A completes first live air-to-air 'kill' test
The F-35 Lightning II advanced its combat capability by launching an air-to-air missile...

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2016 07 28 - F-35A program has come a long way thanks to Hill Airmen
Airmen of the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings have been hard at work preparing the F-35A Lightning II for combat readiness...

2016 07 22 - F-35 Weapons Loaded
F-35 Weapons loaded for the first time with internal and external weapons...

2016 07 19 - VMFA-121 to Red Flag
VMFA-121 conducted defensive and offensive counter air exercises, strategic attacks, targeting, and combat search and rescue training...

2016 07 12 - 3rd MAW participates in Red Flag for first time
F-35 Marine Corps bringing this multi-role, next generation fighter to this year's 16-3 iteration of Red Flag, marks a historic moment...

2016 07 02 - F-35B Lightning II visits new homes for the first time
Friday 1st July 2016 marks an historic day for the UK as the future of the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force combat air fleets...

2016 07 01 - Luke begins F-35 MRA course
Five Airmen are a little closer to becoming F-35A Lightning II crew chiefs as Luke began its first F-35 Lightning II Mission-Ready Airmen training class June 30...

2016 07 01 - Second F-35B Lightning II Squadron Stood-Up
The U.S. Marine Corps stood up the second F-35B Lightning II squadron June 30, 2016...

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2016 06 30 - Lightning lands in the UK
F-35B Lands in UK for First Time...

2016 06 27 - Luke 1 Completes Fini-Flight
Luke 1 Completes Fini-Flight...

2016 06 27 - F-35A Nearly Combat Ready
F-35A Nearly Combat Ready...

2016 06 23 - F-35s Test Combat Readiness
F-35s Test Combat Readiness...

2016 06 22 - F-35 on Track
F-35 on track for IOC...

2016 06 21 - F-35 Software Runs Smoothly
F-35 Software Runs Smoothly During Mountain Home Deployment...

2016 06 10 - F-35 Parts Store Move
F-35 Parts Store Move to New Location...

2016 06 09 - Idaho deployment to push F-35 limits
388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing will push the aircraft to their limits...

2016 06 08 - F-35A AFE Airmen are pioneers
Airmen search for changes that can be made to improve the performance...

2016 06 07 - F-35B Tanker Trials
The Royal Air Force completes F-35B Tanker Trials a Week Early...

2016 06 06 - 388th MXS Airmen improve F-35 tire change process
Technician work in the 388th Maintenance Squadron's wheel and tire shop, providing wheels to warfighters...

2016 06 03 - Mountain Home AFB, a simulated deployed location for Hill's operational F-35As
Seven F-35As from Hill Air Force Base, Utah arrived...

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2016 05 24 - Nine year old, the need for speed
Christian Loafman visit to Eglin Air Force Base as its first F-35A Pilot for a Day...

2016 05 24 - Two Dutch F-35As escort Netherlands Defense Minister
Final leg of a transatlantic trip that began at Edwards AFB, Calif...

2016 05 24 - Airman Saved $84,000
The 33rd Fighter Wing have saved the Air Force close to $84,000...

2016 05 18 - F-35: Second flight from Cameri to the USA
Two Italian Air Force F35A Lightning II have taken off today...

2016 05 16 - Dutch F-35 OT contingent prepping to head overseas
Several media members and Royal Netherlands Air Force representatives stopped by...

2016 05 12 - Eglin activates F-35 Partner Support Complex
The 53rd Wing activated on May 11 the F-35 Partner Support Complex, a U.S.-owned facility here that handles...

2016 05 11 - JSF tailhook testing begins at Edwards
When most people hear "tailhook" they think of U.S. Navy planes and aircraft...

2016 05 09 - Hill F-35s form up for combat training
F-35 Lightning II pilots from Hill Air Force Base began flying routine four-ship combat training missions at...

2016 05 09 - LFE includes F-35 for the first time
After eight months of intense training, the students of the 310th and 309th Fighter Squadron Basic F-16 Fighting Falcon Course were put to their final test as...

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2016 04 29 - Marine Osprey flies in to fuel up F-35B
A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey descended on Edwards to link up with...

2016 04 27 - F-35 Program Accelerating, at 'Pivot Point,' Program Chief Tells Congress
The program executive officer of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft program said the rapidly changing, growing, and accelerating program is...

2016 04 22 - Deputy Secretary of Defense visits Fightertown
Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work meets with Lt Col. Gregory Summa in Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501's hangar aboard...

2016 04 20 - Briggs Honored with the Department of the Navy's 2015 Test & Evaluation (T&E) Lead Tester Award
The Department of the Navy (DoN) honored Thomas Briggs, F-35 Lightning II Pax River Integrated Test Force (ITF) air vehicle...

2016 04 20 - First F-35C arrives at Hill for depot modifications
The Ogden Air Logistics Complex inducted a Navy F-35C carrier version...

2016 04 12 - AF names candidate bases, criteria for choosing next F-35A sites
Air Force officials announced April 12 that Davis-Monthan Air Force Base...

2016 04 12 - Navy Announces Director of JSF Fleet Integration
The Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced April 12, that Rear Adm. Roy "Trigger" Kelley will be appointed as...

2016 04 04 - Eielson selected to receive operational F-35A aircraft
Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, was selected as the new home for the Air Force's first operational...

2016 04 04 - First Dutch Tanker Refuels Dutch F-35 in flight
On April 4, the Royal Netherlands Air Force completed testing to receive certification to refuel F-35As with...

2016 04 01 - First F-35 Lightning II SUPT slot received at Columbus AFB
Assignment nights at Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training bases are where new pilots learn what aircraft they are destined to...

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2016 03 29 - JPO Media Statement on F-35 SAR 2015
Quote Attributable to Lt. Gen. Chris Bogdan, F-35 Program Executive Officer...

2016 03 29 - Marine Earns Recognition for Advances in Ground Safety
A Marine who developed an innovative fall-protection program here has received the...

2016 03 24 - F-35 Lightning II Program Fact Sheet Selected Acquisition Report (SAR) 2015 Cost Data
On 24 March 2016, the annual Selected Acquisition Reports (SAR) for 2015 will be delivered to Congress by the...

2016 03 23 - F-35 Launches Joint Standoff Weapon
An F-35C Lightning II launched its first AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) over the...

2016 03 23 - F-35 program making progress, program chief tells Congress
The chief of the F-35 program detailed "the good, the bad and the ugly" aspects of the Joint Strike Fighter during testimony...

2016 03 18 - Lt. Gen. Bogdan, PEO, F-35 JPO visits FRCSE
Lt. Gen. Bogdan, PEO, F-35 JPO visits FRCSE...

2016 03 16 - Luke F-35s drop first weapons
The F-35A Lightning II program took another step toward initial operational capability yesterday when two aircraft assigned to the...

2016 03 14 - F-35A training syllabus advances ahead of IOC
Two F-35A Lightning II aircraft assigned to the 33rd Fighter Wing here successfully employed...

2016 03 07 - Lightning II to Touch Down at Air Shows Around the World
The Lightning II qualified March 6 at the Heritage Flight Conference at Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Arizona to take part in...

2016 03 07 - The F-35's New OODA Loop
As the dogfighting age gives way to the information age, naval aviation's cutting-edge stealth fighter is rewriting...

2016 03 01 - Rangers exercise CAS with F-35A
Although the U.S. Air Force separated from the U.S. Army on September 18, 1947, the two forces have a long history of working together to...

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2016 02 29 - F-35As visit Mountain Home to test readiness
Six F-35As arrived at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, Feb. 8, 2016, from Edwards AFB, Calif., to begin an operational deployment test...

2016 02 26 - Hill's F-35s drop first weapons
Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings dropped laser-guided bombs at the Utah Test and Training Range this week, marking the first time...

2016 02 10 - Edwards AFB F-35s conduct testing at Mountain Home AFB
A much anticipated and important test mission for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program is underway with...

2016 02 10 - F-35 Lightning II World-Wide Fleet Exceeds 50,000 Flying Hours
F-35 Lightning II aircraft operating at 12 different locations worldwide surpassed...

2016 02 05 - F-35 Completes First Transatlantic Ocean Crossing
An Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare) F-35A Lightning II aircraft completed very first transatlantic Ocean crossing, arriving at...

2016 02 02 - Luke pilot Flies 500th hour in F-35
A 61stLuke pilot flies 500th hour in F-35 Fighter Squadron pilot made history Feb. 2 as the first Luke Air Force Base pilot to achieve 500 flight hours...



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