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2015 04 16 - “Weight on Wheels” for Norwegian Armed Forces’ First F-35A
The first F-35 Lightning II for the Norwegian Armed Forces is standing with weight on wheels for the first time...

2015 04 15 - F-35 Program ‘On Right Track,’ Director Says
Despite its numerous setbacks, the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program is on the right track to meet aircraft delivery deadlines...

2015 04 14 - F-35C Conducts First Detachment Visit at NAS Lemoore
Sailors and members of the community had the opportunity to observe an F-35C Lightning II aircraft static display at Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore...

2015 04 08 - Nomads Lock & Load in First F-35A Weapons Load Competition
The 33rd Fighter Wing held its first weapons load competition here, April 3, since the 2009 draw down of the F-15C Eagle mission, to determine the best...

2015 03 31 - Another Historic Milestone for Luke
The 56th Fighter Wing flew its 1000th F-35 training sortie today making it the fastest F-35 wing to reach...

2015 03 25 - F-35 Aircraft Costs Drop, Report Shows
A recent account of F-35 Lightning II aircraft program costs shows decreases, the Air Force’s F-35 program executive officer told reporters in a media roundtable...

2015 03 19 - "Luke 1" Flies First ‘Student’ F-35 Sortie
The 56th Fighter Wing officially began training new F-35 pilots today when the first student, Brigadier General Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, flew the...

2015 03 17 - Australia’s First F-35A Pilot Takes Flight
On Tuesday, 17 March, Australia first F-35A pilot, Squadron Leader Andrew Jackson, took his...

2015 02 19 - Weapons School Fleet Grows with Arrival of Second F-35
The second F-35 Lightning II assigned to the U.S. Air Force Weapons School arrived here Feb. 18, 2015. This will be an addition to the first F-35 for the...

2015 02 09 - 17 (Reserve) Squadron Begin UK F-35 Testing
17 (Reserve) Squadron has begun operational testing of the UK’s first F-35B...

2015 02 03 - First International F-35B Arrives Aboard Fightertown
Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 welcomed the first United Kingdom F-35B...

2015 01 30 - F-35 Nears Completion of All-Weather Climatic Testing
For the past four months, an F-35 Lightning II has endured extreme weather temperatures to certify...

2015 01 30 - Air Force Names 2-Star to Lead F-35 Integration Office
With the initial operating capability date of the F-35 Lightning II quickly approaching...

2015 01 23 - Marines Receive First F-35C Lightning II Carrier Variant
The first F-35C Lightning II, carrier variant, for the U.S. Marine Corps touches...

2015 01 21 - Dutch F-35s Touch Down at Edwards AFB
Two F-35 Lightning IIs of the Royal Netherlands Air Force landed at Edwards...

2015 01 15 - F-35 Continues on Path Toward Full Weapons Certification
All three variants of the F-35 Lightning II continue on a path toward full weapons certification by successfully completing numerous milestones...

2015 01 15 - F-35 Arrival Begins New Era at USAFWS
A new era began at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School when its first F-35A Lightning II touched-down on the flightline here Jan. 15, flown straight from...

2015 01 08 - Lakenheath Selected to Host First F-35s in USAFE
Royal Air Force Lakenheath, U.K., was selected as the first U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) base to host the F-35A Lightning II. Air Force officials and...

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