F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office

F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office The F-35 Lightning II Program, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter Program, is the U.S. Department of Defense's focal point for defining affordable next generation strike aircraft weapon systems for the Navy, Air Force, Marines and our allies.

Operating as usual

U.S. Marine Corps F-35Bs, with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 242, operate from MCAS Iwakuni during joint training with ...
04/19/2021

U.S. Marine Corps F-35Bs, with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 242, operate from MCAS Iwakuni during joint training with U.S. Navy and United States Air Force assets – enhancing interoperability and strengthening relationships between the services in U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. #F35Unites

04/16/2021
Hot Pit Refueling during Arctic Gold 21-2

Gas and Go ⛽ Airmen conduct F-35 hot pit refueling at Eielson Air Force Base during exercise Arctic Gold 21-2. Hot pit refueling is the process of refueling an aircraft while the engines are running allowing it to return to the skies faster.

U.S. Marine Corps F-35Bs recently conducted joint training with fighter aircraft from The Republic of Singapore Air Forc...
04/15/2021
15th MEU, Makin Island ARG enhance bilateral partnership in Indo-Pacific

U.S. Marine Corps F-35Bs recently conducted joint training with fighter aircraft from The Republic of Singapore Air Force in the southern reaches of the South China Sea. Tap the link to learn more about the joint training ⬇️

#F35Unites

F-35B Lighting IIs from VMM-164, 15th MEU conducted joint training with fighter jets from the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF).

04/14/2021
Narrow Road Expeditionary Landing Training at MCAS Yuma

Watch an F-35B, with VMFA-122, land on a simulated narrow road to support expeditionary advanced base operations at MCAS Yuma. The training gave pilots the opportunity to demonstrate the ability to project F-35 airpower into austere operating environments 🔗 go.usa.gov/xHbsh

3rd Marine Aircraft Wing

Lightning Lineup ⚡ Twenty-five F-35As, assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing, prepare to launch during Arctic Gold 21-2 at ...
04/13/2021

Lightning Lineup ⚡ Twenty-five F-35As, assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing, prepare to launch during Arctic Gold 21-2 at Eielson Air Force Base. The readiness exercise is designed to test the Wing’s ability to rapidly generate and deploy F-35As, cargo and supporting personnel.

Lightning Lineup ⚡ Twenty-five F-35As, assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing, prepare to launch during Arctic Gold 21-2 at Eielson Air Force Base. The readiness exercise is designed to test the Wing’s ability to rapidly generate and deploy F-35As, cargo and supporting personnel.

Clouds and Lightning Over the Range ☁️ ⚡ Four F-35s, assigned to the 62nd Fighter Squadron from Luke AFB, Arizona-56th F...
04/12/2021

Clouds and Lightning Over the Range ☁️ ⚡ Four F-35s, assigned to the 62nd Fighter Squadron from Luke AFB, Arizona-56th Fighter Wing, prepare to refuel over the Nevada Test and Training Range during Red Flag 21-2. #AimHigh

Clouds and Lightning Over the Range ☁️ ⚡ Four F-35s, assigned to the 62nd Fighter Squadron from Luke AFB, Arizona-56th Fighter Wing, prepare to refuel over the Nevada Test and Training Range during Red Flag 21-2. #AimHigh

#ICYMI The Marina Militare's aircraft carrier ITS Cavour returned to Naval Station Norfolk, on March 26, after completin...
04/09/2021

#ICYMI The Marina Militare's aircraft carrier ITS Cavour returned to Naval Station Norfolk, on March 26, after completing its #ReadyForOperations campaign for the F-35B. During the campaign, the carrier completed F-35B sea trials over the course of several weeks in the Atlantic. #F35Unites

#ICYMI The Marina Militare's aircraft carrier ITS Cavour returned to Naval Station Norfolk, on March 26, after completing its #ReadyForOperations campaign for the F-35B. During the campaign, the carrier completed F-35B sea trials over the course of several weeks in the Atlantic. #F35Unites

We teamed up with engineers at U.S. Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) in Cherry Point, N.C., and laser technology profe...
04/08/2021

We teamed up with engineers at U.S. Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) in Cherry Point, N.C., and laser technology professionals to use a high-tech procedure to strengthen the airframe of some F-35Bs. Tap the link to learn about the process known as laser shock peening 🔗 go.usa.gov/xHYB6

We teamed up with engineers at U.S. Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) in Cherry Point, N.C., and laser technology professionals to use a high-tech procedure to strengthen the airframe of some F-35Bs. Tap the link to learn about the process known as laser shock peening 🔗 go.usa.gov/xHYB6

04/07/2021
Denmark Receives Its First F-35A!

Congratulations to Forsvaret on receiving their first F-35A! Denmark took delivery of L-001 during a ceremony at Fort Worth, Texas today. This is a major milestone for the Flyvevåbnet and the start of a new era of 5th gen airpower for our Danish partners. #F35DK 🇩🇰 ⚡

Communicating on the flight deck ⚡ Sailors signal U.S. Marine Corps F-35Bs, attached to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 2...
04/06/2021

Communicating on the flight deck ⚡ Sailors signal U.S. Marine Corps F-35Bs, attached to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211, during flight operations on the flight deck of Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) - Official. #BlueGreenTeam

Luftforsvaret F-35As takeoff for training missions during Red Flag 21-2 at Nellis Air Force Base. The Norwegian F-35s ar...
04/05/2021

Luftforsvaret F-35As takeoff for training missions during Red Flag 21-2 at Nellis Air Force Base. The Norwegian F-35s are with Luke AFB, Arizona-56th Fighter Wing's 62nd Fighter Squadron which trains U.S. and allied F-35 pilots. #F35Unites 🇺🇸 🇳🇴

#ICYMI the United States Air Force has selected Tyndall Air Force Base as the home for three new #F35A squadrons. A tota...
04/02/2021
Tyndall AFB selected to host three F-35 squadrons

#ICYMI the United States Air Force has selected Tyndall Air Force Base as the home for three new #F35A squadrons. A total of 72 F-35s will be assigned to the 325th Fighter Wing once they achieve full mission capability.

A Record of Decision was issued by the U.S. Air Force, making Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, the official location to host three new squadrons of the F-35A Lightning II. Air Force officials selected

04/01/2021
JASDF F-35s and USAF F-22s

Allied Airpower 💪 Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-35As fly with United States Air Force F-22s and a KC-135 during 5th generation fighter training near Japan, Apr. 1, 2021 – enhancing interoperability and readiness between the forces. #F35Unites 🇺🇸 🇯🇵

U.S. Indo-Pacific Command | U.S. Pacific Air Forces

The Joint Force at Work ⚡ U.S. Marine Corps F-35Bs operate from the flight deck of the U.S. Navy’s amphibious assault sh...
03/31/2021

The Joint Force at Work ⚡ U.S. Marine Corps F-35Bs operate from the flight deck of the U.S. Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) - Official. Essex is underway conducting routine operations in U.S. Third Fleet. #BlueGreenTeam #F35Unites

U.S. Pacific Fleet

03/30/2021
Flying the F-35

Ever wonder what it is like to fly an F-35? Listen in as U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Robert Ahern, with VMFA 314 Black Knights, gives us a pilot’s perspective on flying the F-35.

3rd Marine Aircraft Wing

First Flight 🛫United States Air Force F-35 B-Course student pilots prepare for their first flight in an F-35A at Eglin A...
03/29/2021

First Flight 🛫

United States Air Force F-35 B-Course student pilots prepare for their first flight in an F-35A at Eglin Air Force Base. The B-Course provides student pilots with in-depth training on the F-35. #AimHigh

The F-35B sea trials aboard the Marina Militare's aircraft carrier ITS Cavour are complete! 🇮🇹 ⚡We have delivered a flig...
03/26/2021

The F-35B sea trials aboard the Marina Militare's aircraft carrier ITS Cavour are complete! 🇮🇹 ⚡

We have delivered a flight clearance recommendation to the Italian Navy for the safe operation of the F-35B on the Italian flagship. Learn more about this significant F-35 milestone for our Italian partners 🔗 go.usa.gov/xsuVv

#ReadyforOperations #F35Unites

Joint Ops 🇺🇸 🇳🇴 Luftforsvaret F-35As recently integrated with a United States Air Force B-2 Spirit and a B-1B Lancer dur...
03/25/2021

Joint Ops 🇺🇸 🇳🇴 Luftforsvaret F-35As recently integrated with a United States Air Force B-2 Spirit and a B-1B Lancer during a Bomber Task Force mission off the coast of Iceland. Learn more about the operation 🔗 go.usa.gov/xstxA #F35Unites

📸 by Ole Andreas Vekve/ Forsvaret

Mehvish Khan joined our team as a contract specialist in 2019 while embarking on her post-graduate life. Tap the link to...
03/24/2021

Mehvish Khan joined our team as a contract specialist in 2019 while embarking on her post-graduate life. Tap the link to meet Mehvish and learn about why she chose to support the F-35 mission 🔗 go.usa.gov/xsMeZ

#spotLIGHTNING

Marines, with Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 13, conduct F-35B operations during a Strike Coordination and Reconnaissance m...
03/23/2021

Marines, with Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 13, conduct F-35B operations during a Strike Coordination and Reconnaissance mission at MCAS Yuma. The large force exercise included a mix of air and ground MAG-13 assets. #TrainingTuesday

3rd Marine Aircraft Wing

Naval Power and Partnerships 🇺🇸 🇮🇹The U.S. Navy’s USS Gerald R. Ford and the Marina Militare's ITS Cavour operate togeth...
03/22/2021

Naval Power and Partnerships 🇺🇸 🇮🇹

The U.S. Navy’s USS Gerald R. Ford and the Marina Militare's ITS Cavour operate together in the Atlantic Ocean, March 20, 2021. The Cavour is in the Atlantic as part of the Italian Navy's #ReadyforOperations campaign to certify its use of the F-35B aboard the Cavour. #F35Unites

03/22/2021
Marina Militare

Marina Militare

La nostra settimana inizia in decollo verticale come questo #F35B su #naveCavour.
Per la portaerei della #MarinaMilitare continuano le prove in mare, nell’ambito della campagna #ReadyForOperations, per la certificazione all’impiego dei velivoli di 5^ generazione
#NoiSiamolaMarina

This week starts in vertical take-off like this # F35B on board ITS Cavour.
The Italian Navy aircraft carrier continues sea trials, as part of the #ReadyForOperations campaign, to obtain the certification for the use of 5th generation aircraft
#NoiSiamolaMarina
U.S. Navy F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office

Join us in congratulating Capt. Jason “J-Lo” Lopez, F-35 Training Systems and Simulation Program Manager, on his retirem...
03/19/2021

Join us in congratulating Capt. Jason “J-Lo” Lopez, F-35 Training Systems and Simulation Program Manager, on his retirement from the U.S. Navy! Thank you for your dedication, leadership and impact on our mission. BZ!

Tap the link to learn more about Capt. Lopez 🔗 go.usa.gov/xss8t

03/19/2021
F-35Bs in Castaway 21.1

Watch Pacific Marines, with VMFA-121, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, launch and land F-35Bs during exercise Castaway 21.1 at le Shima, Okinawa, Japan. The Marines practiced operating on short runways, allowing for operations in austere environments throughout U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.

Royal Australian Air Force F-35As fly by the Royal Australian Navy guided missile destroyer HMAS Hobart during Exercise ...
03/18/2021

Royal Australian Air Force F-35As fly by the Royal Australian Navy guided missile destroyer HMAS Hobart during Exercise Tasman Shield 21. The exercise brought the air and sea forces together to conduct simulated missions and enhance interoperability 🔗 bit.ly/38kvmn

📸 courtesy of Defence Australia

The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) recently conducted a vertical replenishment-at-sea, simulating t...
03/17/2021

The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) recently conducted a vertical replenishment-at-sea, simulating the transfer of an F-35 engine from a supply ship to the carrier using helicopters. Learn more 🔗 go.usa.gov/xsGw4

Wishing everyone a safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day! ☘️
03/17/2021

Wishing everyone a safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day! ☘️

Loaded and Ready ⚡ An F-35B prepares to launch for a ski jump short takeoff flight test aboard the Marina Militare aircr...
03/16/2021

Loaded and Ready ⚡ An F-35B prepares to launch for a ski jump short takeoff flight test aboard the Marina Militare aircraft carrier ITS Cavour (CVH 550) March 14, 2021. This was the first day of weapons flight tests during Cavour’s F-35B sea trials. #F35Unites 🇺🇸 🇮🇹

Capt. Melanie Ziebart is one of a select few United States Air Force pilots to fly the F-35B in a U.S. Marine Corps squa...
03/16/2021

Capt. Melanie Ziebart is one of a select few United States Air Force pilots to fly the F-35B in a U.S. Marine Corps squadron and she deployed on a U.S. Navy ship in 2020.

Read about her experience as a USAF pilot flying with the USMC-Navy team on USS America (LHA 6) 🔗 go.usa.gov/xsfpZ

#WomensHistoryMonth

03/15/2021
Luftforsvaret

Luftforsvaret

F-35 operasjonene er i gang på Island med to norske F-35 på døgnkontinuerlig beredskap for å vokte det islandske luftrommet.

Norge gjør en viktig jobb for NATO på Island, forteller viseadmiral Andrew L. Lewis, sjef for Joint Force Command (JFC) Norfolk, i USA, i denne videoen.

A U.S. Marine Corps F-35B refuels from a United States Air Force KC-10 during a U.S. Air Forces Central Agile Combat Emp...
03/15/2021

A U.S. Marine Corps F-35B refuels from a United States Air Force KC-10 during a U.S. Air Forces Central Agile Combat Employment (ACE) capstone event over Southwest Asia.

The ACE event enhances airpower competencies, validates operational capabilities and strengthens regional partnerships.

U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command

As the second week of F-35B sea trials aboard the Marina Militare's ITS Cavour begin, take a moment to learn about the p...
03/12/2021

As the second week of F-35B sea trials aboard the Marina Militare's ITS Cavour begin, take a moment to learn about the progress of the #ReadyforOperations campaign and the strong partnership between the F-35 Pax River Integrated Test Force and the Cavour’s crew 🔗 go.usa.gov/xsvBp

Ready for Red Flag 21-2 🚩An F-35A, assigned to the 62nd Fighter Squadron at Luke AFB, Arizona-56th Fighter Wing, lands f...
03/11/2021

Ready for Red Flag 21-2 🚩

An F-35A, assigned to the 62nd Fighter Squadron at Luke AFB, Arizona-56th Fighter Wing, lands for Red Flag 21-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, March 4, 2021. Tap the link to learn more about this iteration of the training exercise 🔗 go.usa.gov/xspYz

Passing the LeadF-35Cs from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 125 fly in formation with an F/A-18E from VFA-97. The flight w...
03/10/2021

Passing the Lead

F-35Cs from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 125 fly in formation with an F/A-18E from VFA-97. The flight was a part of the F/A-18E Sundown for VFA-97, which is transitioning to the F-35C.

Commander, Joint Strike Fighter Wing | U.S. Naval Air Forces | Naval Air Station Lemoore

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Our thoughts are with the 58th FS at Eglin AFB, hoping the crash investigation yields solid, actionable info on what happened so it can be avoided in the future!
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