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2014 12 22 - F-35 Lightning II Program Meets Aircraft Production Goal for 2014
The Department of Defense accepted its final F-35 Lightning II aircraft delivery for 2014 today meeting the program production goal of 36...

2014 12 18 - Australian F-35 Lands at New Home
The first Royal Australian Air Force F-35A Lightning II jet arrived at Luke Air Force Base December 18. The jet's arrival marks the first international...

2014 12 17 - Japan, Australia to Provide F-35 Maintenance Sites in Pacific Region
Japan and Australia will be sharing maintenance and upgrade duties for the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter based or operating in the Pacific region...

2014 12 17 - F-35 Asia-Pacific MRO&U Assignments Made by DoD
The Department of Defense has assigned F-35 Regional Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul and Upgrade (MRO&U) capability for airframes and engines for the...

2014 12 11 - F-35 European Maintenance Sites Announced
The F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program office announced today the European locations for heavy engine and heavy air frame maintenance...

2014 12 11 - F-35 MRO&U European Assignments Announced
The Department of Defense has assigned F-35 Regional Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul and Upgrade (MRO&U) capability for airframes and engines for the...

2014 12 03 - F-35 Program Earns DoD Manufacturing Award
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) received one of the nation's top manufacturing awards for an innovative, cost-saving method for making...

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2014 11 21 - Navy's First F-35C Lightning II Squadron Surpasses 1000 Flight Hours
The "Grim Reapers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101, the Navy's first F-35C Lightning II carrier variant squadron, reached a milestone in November...

2014 11 17 - F-35 and F-22 Combine Capabilities in Operational Integration Training Mission
The U.S. Air Force deployed four F-22 Raptors from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, to Eglin Air Force Base, earlier this month for the unit's first...

2014 11 17 - F-35C Completes Initial Sea Trials Aboard Aircraft Carrier
The F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter completed its
first phase of developmental test (DT) aboard an aircraft carrier Nov. 14...

2014 11 17 - Survival Instructor Keeps F-35 Training Afloat
Within the 33rd Fighter Wing, innovation doesn't end at the flightline, but finds its way into a 12-foot swimming pool where new F-35 Lighting II...

2014 11 16 - CNO Visits Future Home of F-35 and Surprises Officers with Medals
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, and his wife, Darleen, toured the U.S. Navy's future home base for the F-35C Lightning II...

2014 11 13 - U.S. Navy F-35 Jet Makes First Night Flight as Sea Tests Near End
The U.S. Navy version of Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter jet made its first night flight off an aircraft carrier on Thursday as it neared the end of two...

2014 11 12 - F-35 Takes Center Stage at Nellis Open House
While visitors at the Nellis Open House were able to get an up-close look at
various aircraft that make up the last 70 years of aviation history, the...

2014 11 11 - Air Force discussing A-10 compromise with Congress
The Air Force is trying to work out a compromise with Congress to retire a percentage of the A-10 fleet in order to move maintainers to the F-35 joint...

2014 11 03 - F-35C Completes First Arrested Landing aboard Aircraft Carrier
The Navy made aviation history Nov. 3 as an F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducted its first arrested landing aboard an aircraft...

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2014 10 31 - F-35 Engine Fix Coming, Program Chief Says
The head of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program office said yesterday that he expects to have decided on a permanent solution...

2014 10 31 - Noise testing on the F-35A and F-35B
The F-35 Joint Program Office, in partnership with the Air Force Research Laboratory, conducted noise testing on the F-35A and F-35B in 2013...

2014 10 28 - "Grim Reapers" Introduce NAS Oceana to F-35C
The "Grim Reapers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 returned to Naval Air Station Oceana Oct. 28, bringing with them the future of Naval Aviation....

2014 10 22 - First F-35A Operational Weapons Load Crew Qualified
Three Airmen with the 58th Aircraft Maintenance Unit became the first qualified operational weapons load crew for the F-35A Lightning II during a...

2014 10 09 - VMX-22 Receives First F-35B Aircraft
Marine Operational and Evaluation Squadron 22 received its first F-35B aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, California for operational testing Oct. 9...

2014 10 03 - First Fightertown F-35B Training Course Takes Off
The Pilot Training Center and Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 are slated to kick off the first F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter pilot...

2014 10 02 - Navy Announces Decision to Base the F-35C at NAS Lemoore
The Department of the Navy, after carefully weighing the strategic, operational, and environmental consequences of the proposed action, has...

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2014 09 30 - Australia's First F-35A Takes to the Skies
Australia’s F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter made its inaugural flight on Sept. 29, marking a significant milestone for the Royal Australian Air Force’s...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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