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.
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Operating as usual

Vermont Air National Guard F-35As return home after their successful completion of exercise Northern Lightning. The annu...
09/03/2020

Vermont Air National Guard F-35As return home after their successful completion of exercise Northern Lightning. The annual exercise hosted more than 50 aircraft from Air National Guard, United States Air Force and U.S. Navy units to simulate combat missions in a joint-service environment.

An F-35A, with the 56th Operations Group, prepares to refuel during the training exercise Gunfighter Flag. The quarterly...
09/02/2020

An F-35A, with the 56th Operations Group, prepares to refuel during the training exercise Gunfighter Flag. The quarterly large force exercise trains for air-to-air and air-to-ground scenarios to maintain the lethality of the force.

“Our Airmen continue to carry out the combat mission the Air Force asks of us” - Col. Steven Behmer, 388th Fighter Wing ...
09/01/2020

“Our Airmen continue to carry out the combat mission the Air Force asks of us” - Col. Steven Behmer, 388th Fighter Wing commander

For 16 months, 388th FW Airmen have been deployed in combat with the F-35A. Learn how they continue to develop their deployed F-35 ops 🔗 go.usa.gov/xGxBM

The Green KnightsA U.S. Marine Corps F-35B, assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, prepares to conduct f...
08/31/2020

The Green Knights

A U.S. Marine Corps F-35B, assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, prepares to conduct flight operations on MCAS Iwakuni. VMFA-121 is the first forward deployed permanent Marine F-35B squadron.

Hill Air Force Base is ramping up training for new F-35 crew chiefs thanks to a recently created course at the base. The...
08/28/2020

Hill Air Force Base is ramping up training for new F-35 crew chiefs thanks to a recently created course at the base. The #F35 Crew Chief Upgrade Training course helps participants advance their skill level. Learn more 🔗 go.usa.gov/xGcKE

08/27/2020

F-35Bs, with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, participated in a joint and bilateral integration training exercise with U.S. Pacific Fleet, U.S. Pacific Air Forces and Japan Self Defense Force aircraft – strengthening cooperation and readiness between the forces in support of a #FreeandOpenIndoPacific.

1st Marine Aircraft Wing

08/26/2020
Combat Hammer

Combat Hammer 🔨

388th Fighter Wing Airmen load munitions onto F-35As during exercise Combat Hammer at Hill Air Force Base. The exercise is an in-depth air-to-ground weapons evaluation, which is part of the United States Air Force’s Weapons System Evaluation Program.

#ICYMI the Aeronautica Militare's 32nd Wing reached 5,000 flight hours with the F-35A this month – a highlight of their ...
08/25/2020

#ICYMI the Aeronautica Militare's 32nd Wing reached 5,000 flight hours with the F-35A this month – a highlight of their growing experience with the 5th gen weapon system.

Congrats to our Italian partners on another F-35 milestone! #OnTo10000 🇮🇹 ⚡

Koninklijke Luchtmacht, United States Air Force and U.S. Navy F-35 pilots recently completed the first Coalition Mission...
08/24/2020

Koninklijke Luchtmacht, United States Air Force and U.S. Navy F-35 pilots recently completed the first Coalition Mission Data flight tests at Luke AFB, Arizona-56th Fighter Wing. The concept provides participants with an equivalent source of data that ensures a common operating picture across a multi-national force of F-35s.

Learn more about the tech and the tests 🔗 go.usa.gov/xfS62

Marines Leading the Way 🏆Congratulations to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 for being named the Outstanding Un...
08/21/2020

Marines Leading the Way 🏆

Congratulations to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 for being named the Outstanding Unit of Red Flag 20-3 at Nellis Air Force Base! VMFA-211 is an F-35B squadron assigned to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing 🔗 go.usa.gov/xfJy9

U.S. Marine Corps F-35Bs recently participated in a large-scale bilateral integration training exercise with U.S. Navy, ...
08/20/2020

U.S. Marine Corps F-35Bs recently participated in a large-scale bilateral integration training exercise with U.S. Navy, United States Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force aircraft over the Indo-Pacific region – showcasing their readiness, interoperability and joint combat airpower 🔗 go.usa.gov/xfu59

U.S. Indo-Pacific Command | Pacific Marines | 1st Marine Aircraft Wing

✔️ 1,000 F-35 sorties for the Green Mountain BoysCongratulations to the Vermont Air National Guard for surpassing 1,000 ...
08/19/2020

✔️ 1,000 F-35 sorties for the Green Mountain Boys

Congratulations to the Vermont Air National Guard for surpassing 1,000 F-35 sorties! Lt. Col. John “Rocky” MacRae achieved the F-35 milestone flying Tail 5279 during a training mission at exercise Northern Lightning 🔗 go.usa.gov/xfzBF

It’s #NationalAviationDay! Established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939, today we celebrate the history of avi...
08/19/2020

It’s #NationalAviationDay! Established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939, today we celebrate the history of aviation and look forward to the future as we continue to develop and deliver F-35 airpower! #AviationDay

Joint Force Airpower ⚡ United States Air Force F-35As and an E-3 Sentry fly in formation alongside United Arab Emirates ...
08/18/2020

Joint Force Airpower ⚡ United States Air Force F-35As and an E-3 Sentry fly in formation alongside United Arab Emirates Air Force Mirage 2000s – enhancing the interoperability and partnerships of the joint coalition force in U.S. Central Command's area of responsibility.

U.S. Air Forces Central Command

A Vermont Air National Guard F-35A takes off for a training mission during the joint training exercise Northern Lightnin...
08/17/2020

A Vermont Air National Guard F-35A takes off for a training mission during the joint training exercise Northern Lightning at Volk Field ANGB.

Northern Lightning trains pilots and aircrews in simulated combat scenarios and integrates multiple air platforms 🔗 go.usa.gov/xfFqr

Wisconsin National Guard

Bringing you some Marina Militare F-35B air power for your #FighterFriday! The F-35B’s communication, stealth and electr...
08/14/2020

Bringing you some Marina Militare F-35B air power for your #FighterFriday!

The F-35B’s communication, stealth and electronic warfare capabilities combined with its ability to conduct short takeoffs and vertical landings gives the Italian Navy unmatched operational flexibility at sea. 🇮🇹 ⚡

The Israeli Air Force’s second F-35I “Adir” squadron is now operational! After six months of preparations, the 116th “Li...
08/13/2020

The Israeli Air Force’s second F-35I “Adir” squadron is now operational! After six months of preparations, the 116th “Lions of the South” squadron is ready to take part in IAF operational activities. Learn more: bit.ly/3kHuju6

Photo by Amit Agronov

Marines with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing refuel an F-35B and F-35C during expeditionary advanced base operations in sup...
08/12/2020

Marines with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing refuel an F-35B and F-35C during expeditionary advanced base operations in support of Exercise Summer Fury on Naval Air Station Lemoore.

Summer Fury is designed to enhance Marine-Air-Ground Task Force integration and increase operational proficiency.

Beast Mode 💪 The 63rd Fighter Squadron recently implemented the Beast Mode weapons configuration on its F-35s during tra...
08/11/2020

Beast Mode 💪 The 63rd Fighter Squadron recently implemented the Beast Mode weapons configuration on its F-35s during training sorties at Luke AFB, Arizona-56th Fighter Wing.

The configuration consists of six inert 500-pound GBU-12 laser-guided bombs and an AIM-9 training air-to-air missile. Learn more about the Beast Mode training 🔗 go.usa.gov/xfGNB

08/10/2020
Red Flag Alaska

Start your week off with some F-35 air power ⚡ Watch F-35As take off during Red Flag Alaska 20-3 at Eielson Air Force Base.

Red Flag Alaska is designed to provide realistic training in a simulated combat environment.

08/07/2020
13 F-35 Deliveries in One Week

✔️13 F-35s delivered
✔️6 locations
✔️47,000 delivery miles
✔️1 week

Congratulations to the F-35 Production Delivery Team, comprised of JPO, Defense Contract Management Agency and Lockheed Martin personnel, for setting a new record last week by delivering 13 F-35s. Keep up the great work Team Lightning II!

Joint Ops ⚡ U.S. Marine Corps F-35Bs conduct flight operations aboard the U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Essex (L...
08/06/2020

Joint Ops ⚡ U.S. Marine Corps F-35Bs conduct flight operations aboard the U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) - Official in the eastern Pacific – an integral part of maintaining a joint force that is always ready to deploy F-35 airpower at sea.

Enduring Lightning II 🇺🇸 🇮🇱For the second time this year, United States Air Force and Israeli Air Force F-35s trained to...
08/05/2020

Enduring Lightning II 🇺🇸 🇮🇱

For the second time this year, United States Air Force and Israeli Air Force F-35s trained together during a joint exercise in Israel – enhancing F-35 interoperability between the two air forces and strengthening their defense partnership in the region 🔗 go.usa.gov/xfpxU

✔️ 250 and counting#ICYMI the United States Air Force recently received their 250th F-35A! The USAF continues to grow in...
08/04/2020

✔️ 250 and counting

#ICYMI the United States Air Force recently received their 250th F-35A! The USAF continues to grow in its ability to test, train and deploy with unmatched F-35 airpower. ⚡

Israeli Air Force
08/03/2020

Israeli Air Force

As united as ever! 🇮🇱🇺🇸

Yesterday, for the second time this year, IAF "Adir" (F-35I) aircraft and United States Air Force F-35s trained side by side over Israel's skies as part of the "Enduring Lightning 2" training exercise.

Both forces planned and debriefed virtually using military platforms and operated according to #COVID19 restrictions.

Read more >>> https://bit.ly/2XpaOfL

388th Fighter Wing and 419th Fighter Wing F-35As are in Alaska to participate in Red Flag 20-3 alongside F-35As from Eie...
08/03/2020

388th Fighter Wing and 419th Fighter Wing F-35As are in Alaska to participate in Red Flag 20-3 alongside F-35As from Eielson Air Force Base. Red Flag provides F-35 aircrews with realistic combat training scenarios – ensuring they are #alwaysready to lead the fight 🔗 go.usa.gov/xfEvB

U.S. Pacific Fleet
07/31/2020

U.S. Pacific Fleet

F-35B Lightning II fighters attached to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 launch from the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during recent operations in the eastern Pacific. #BlueGreenTeam

Connected and ready ⚡ United States Air Force F-35As recently completed an alert status exercise in U.S. Central Command...
07/31/2020

Connected and ready ⚡ United States Air Force F-35As recently completed an alert status exercise in U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility. The F-35As coordinated with U.S. Air Forces Central Command's air operations center to provide key data points to mission planners. Learn more 🔗 go.usa.gov/xfPpv

07/30/2020
RAF Lakenheath F-35 Infrastructure

In July 2019, RAF Lakenheath broke ground on construction projects to support the arrival of the 48th Fighter Wing’s first F-35As in November 2021. Listen in to learn about the progress that the station has made over the last year. 🚧

Marines, with Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron (VMX) 1, prep and fly F-35Bs during initial operational te...
07/29/2020

Marines, with Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron (VMX) 1, prep and fly F-35Bs during initial operational testing and evaluation at Edwards Air Force Base. VMX-1 tested F-35B capabilities to improve the tactics, techniques and procedures of the U.S. Marine Corps weapon system.

Sunset Flights ⚡ F-35As, assigned to the 63rd Fighter Squadron, conduct evening training missions at Luke AFB, Arizona-5...
07/28/2020

Sunset Flights ⚡ F-35As, assigned to the 63rd Fighter Squadron, conduct evening training missions at Luke AFB, Arizona-56th Fighter Wing.

Air Force Civilian Service
07/27/2020

Air Force Civilian Service

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#ICYMI Aeronautica Militare F-35As took part in a joint training mission over the North Sea with Royal Air Force F-35Bs ...
07/27/2020

#ICYMI Aeronautica Militare F-35As took part in a joint training mission over the North Sea with Royal Air Force F-35Bs and United States Air Force F-15s last week – enhancing interoperability between allied 4th and 5th gen aircraft and strengthening their defense partnership 🔗 bit.ly/32WNZDw

RAF Marham

Photo courtesy of the Royal Air Force

Stronger Together 💪 F-35A pilots recently flew a joint-combat operation with coalition partners in U.S. Central Command'...
07/24/2020
Coalition partners fly joint-combat missions over Southwest Asia

Stronger Together 💪 F-35A pilots recently flew a joint-combat operation with coalition partners in U.S. Central Command's area of responsibility – providing 5th gen stealth, communication and awareness to the region while strengthening the coalition’s total force lethality.

U.S. Air Forces Central Command

F-35A Lightning II pilots assigned to the 421st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron recently flew a joint-combat operation with coalition partners over Southwest Asia.The 380th Air Expeditionary Wing

Committed to a free and open Pacific ⚡ U.S. Marine Corps F-35Bs, assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, ...
07/23/2020

Committed to a free and open Pacific ⚡ U.S. Marine Corps F-35Bs, assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, conduct flight operations at MCAS Iwakuni.

VMFA-121 is the first forward deployed permanent Marine F-35B squadron – a key component of 5th gen USMC aviation in U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.

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Thanks USA and Israel !
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!
Can You. explaine why F35 is the best. and it is better than F18 .....F18is twin engine but F35 is single engine it so very funney. hahahah.haha
happy new year 2020
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