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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#ICYMI the Israeli Air Force's first F-35I “Adir” test aircraft recently arrived at the IAF Flight Testing Center at Tel...
11/20/2020

#ICYMI the Israeli Air Force's first F-35I “Adir” test aircraft recently arrived at the IAF Flight Testing Center at Tel Nof AFB.

Learn about the new aircraft and how it will enhance the capabilities of the Israeli Air Force’s F-35 fleet 🔗 bit.ly/2UIUapC

📸 by Amit Agronov

Lightning Quick ⚡ 12 F-35As get ready to take off during exercise Arctic Gold 21-1 at Eielson Air Force Base. During the...
11/19/2020

Lightning Quick ⚡ 12 F-35As get ready to take off during exercise Arctic Gold 21-1 at Eielson Air Force Base. During the readiness exercise, Eielson Airmen prepared and rapidly launched all 12 F-35As. #AimHigh

Tap the link to see more 🔗 go.usa.gov/x7V5n

Training and Preparation 🇳🇱 ⚡ Koninklijke Luchtmacht personnel conduct air and ground F-35A operations during exercise #...
11/18/2020

Training and Preparation 🇳🇱 ⚡ Koninklijke Luchtmacht personnel conduct air and ground F-35A operations during exercise #FrisianLightningII – an important training exercise on their road to achieving Initial Operational Capability for their F-35 fleet. #R2IOC

📸 courtesy of the Royal Netherlands Air Force

✔️ 9 more F-35As for the Royal Australian Air Force 🇦🇺The Australian F-35As recently completed their journey from Luke A...
11/17/2020

✔️ 9 more F-35As for the Royal Australian Air Force 🇦🇺

The Australian F-35As recently completed their journey from Luke AFB, Arizona-56th Fighter Wing to RAAF Base Williamtown – growing the RAAF F-35 fleet to 30.

📸 by CPL Melina Young / Commonwealth of Australia

11/16/2020
Power of Partnership: Norway

“When it comes to securing stability and predictability in the Arctic, 5th generation airpower will be a key enabler” - Col Egil Soerstroenen, Norway’s F-35 National Deputy

Take a moment to learn about the F-35’s role in Norway’s Defense Strategy and NATO missions. #F35Unites

Luftforsvaret

11/13/2020
Senior Airman Eric Ruiz-Garcia

Have you ever had your name on an aircraft?

Senior Airman Eric Ruiz-Garcia, an #F35 dedicated crew chief at Luke AFB, Arizona-56th Fighter Wing, tells us about his experience working on the F-35 and getting his name on the jet. #AimHigh

11/12/2020
F-35A Aerial Refueling

Fueling the fight

A United States Air Force F-35A completes an air-to-air refueling with a KC-135 over U.S. Central Command's area of responsibility. The F-35 is the world’s premier 5th generation multi-role fighter – bringing unmatched stealth, lethality and awareness to USCENTCOM.

Today we salute all Veterans who have served and those currently serving. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. #Vet...
11/11/2020

Today we salute all Veterans who have served and those currently serving. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. #VeteransDay

In October 2000, the experimental version of the F-35 Lightning II, the X-35, completed its inaugural flight and launche...
11/10/2020
X-35 History Inspires F-35 Capability

In October 2000, the experimental version of the F-35 Lightning II, the X-35, completed its inaugural flight and launched fifth generation combat aircraft into the 21st century. Take a look back at the X-35 with our Executive Director Ms. Tanya Skeen.

21st century threats required a transformation in combat aircraft. Military aviation capabilities at the turn of the century were set to be outpaced by the advanced sensors and weapons systems of U.S. adversaries. An elite team was assembled to develop the Fifth Generation combat capability required...

245 years of excellenceHappy birthday to the U.S. Marine Corps!#SemperFi #HappyBirthdayMarines
11/10/2020

245 years of excellence

Happy birthday to the U.S. Marine Corps!

#SemperFi #HappyBirthdayMarines

11/09/2020
Power of Partnership: U.K.

We are committed to fielding technologies that are taking military aviation to the next level alongside our F-35 partner countries.

Listen in as Royal Air Force Gp. Capt. Matt Hoare, U.K. F-35 National Deputy, tells us about the F-35’s impact on U.K. Combat Air. #F35Unites 🇺🇸 🇬🇧

Not your average trip to the pump ⛽Airmen complete an F-35 hot pit refueling operation at Eglin Air Force Base. Hot pit ...
11/06/2020

Not your average trip to the pump ⛽

Airmen complete an F-35 hot pit refueling operation at Eglin Air Force Base. Hot pit refueling allows an F-35 to refuel with its engine running – extending a pilot’s training time per flight.

Lt. Gen. Eric Fick, F-35 JPO Program Executive Officer, met with Anniken Ramberg Krutnes, Norway’s Ambassador to the U.S...
11/05/2020

Lt. Gen. Eric Fick, F-35 JPO Program Executive Officer, met with Anniken Ramberg Krutnes, Norway’s Ambassador to the U.S., during a visit to the program’s headquarters this week.

As the Norwegian fleet grows, the JPO is committed to a strong F-35 partnership. #F35Unites 🇺🇸 🇳🇴

Luftforsvaret | Norwegian Embassy in Washington

Another day in the officeU.S. Marine Corps and Royal Air Force F-35Bs prepare for flight aboard the Royal Navy aircraft ...
11/04/2020

Another day in the office

U.S. Marine Corps and Royal Air Force F-35Bs prepare for flight aboard the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth in the North Sea. #alwaysready #F35Unites 🇺🇸 🇬🇧

3rd Marine Aircraft Wing

11/03/2020
Royal Netherlands Air Force at Luke AFB

“Wasp” is a 308th Fighter Squadron Koninklijke Luchtmacht F-35A instructor pilot at Luke AFB, Arizona-56th Fighter Wing.

Listen in as he talks about his experience training F-35 student pilots and the Royal Netherlands Air Force and United States Air Force F-35 partnership. #F35Unites 🇺🇸 🇳🇱

In September 2019, the Vermont Air National Guard became the first Air National Guard unit to receive the F-35A.The Verm...
11/02/2020

In September 2019, the Vermont Air National Guard became the first Air National Guard unit to receive the F-35A.

The Vermont Air National Guard now has 20 F-35As and over 1,000 sorties under their belt. Keep up the great work! #MondayMotivation #AimHigh

One Team One FightU.S. Marine Corps F-35Bs operate from the flight deck of the U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS MAK...
10/30/2020

One Team One Fight

U.S. Marine Corps F-35Bs operate from the flight deck of the U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS MAKIN ISLAND (LHD 8) in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operation. #FighterFriday

A United States Air Force F-35A receives fuel from a KC-135R Stratotanker in support of exercise Enduring Lightning III ...
10/29/2020

A United States Air Force F-35A receives fuel from a KC-135R Stratotanker in support of exercise Enduring Lightning III in Israel. During the exercise, the USAF and Israeli Air Force F-35s trained together to improve interoperability and maintain a ready force. #F35Unites 🇺🇸 🇮🇱

#ICYMI the U.S. Marine Corps established its second F-35B squadron in the Pacific with the re-designation of Marine All ...
10/28/2020

#ICYMI the U.S. Marine Corps established its second F-35B squadron in the Pacific with the re-designation of Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242 to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 242 – an important addition to USMC F-35 airpower in U.S. Indo-Pacific Command 🔗 go.usa.gov/x7Yws

Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-35s recently conducted integrated air operations with the U.S. Navy amphibious assault sh...
10/27/2020

Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-35s recently conducted integrated air operations with the U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) – increasing tactical proficiency, lethality and interoperability between the forces 🔗 go.usa.gov/x7YvF #F35Unites 🇺🇸 🇯🇵

Congratulations to Lt. Col. Jared “Vic” Santos on becoming the first United States Air Force pilot to reach 1,000 flying...
10/26/2020

Congratulations to Lt. Col. Jared “Vic” Santos on becoming the first United States Air Force pilot to reach 1,000 flying hours in the F-35A!

Lt. Col. Santos reached this historic milestone during a training mission over the Utah Test and Training Range on October 22.

Learn more about Vic and his journey to 1,000 F-35A flying hours: go.usa.gov/x7469

388th Fighter Wing Air Combat Command

U.S. Marine Corps and Royal Air Force F-35Bs are training with United States Air Force and other RAF aircraft during exe...
10/26/2020
Royal Air Force

U.S. Marine Corps and Royal Air Force F-35Bs are training with United States Air Force and other RAF aircraft during exercise Crimson Warrior.

The exercise provides realistic training for 617 Squadron and VMFA-211 as they prepare for the U.K. carrier strike group deployment in 2021. #F35Unites 🇺🇸 🇬🇧

Aircraft and personnel from RAF Marham’s 617 Squadron joined colleagues from across the RAF as they commenced a large scale training exercise this week named Exercise CRIMSON WARRIOR. Also joining the exercise were F-35 aircraft from the United States Marines Corps VMFA-211 Squadron who arrived in...

An F-35C, from the “Argonauts” of Strike Fighter Squadron 147, prepares to land on the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircr...
10/23/2020

An F-35C, from the “Argonauts” of Strike Fighter Squadron 147, prepares to land on the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

The F-35Cs completed flight deck certification on the Vinson last month. #FighterFriday ⚡ ⚓

U.S. Naval Air Forces

The “B” at SeaU.S. Marine Corps and Royal Air Force F-35Bs operate from the flight deck of HMS Queen Elizabeth.The U.S. ...
10/22/2020

The “B” at Sea

U.S. Marine Corps and Royal Air Force F-35Bs operate from the flight deck of HMS Queen Elizabeth.

The U.S. and U.K. F-35Bs recently returned to RAF Marham after training aboard the carrier and participating in exercise Joint Warrior. #F35Unites 🇺🇸 🇬🇧

10/21/2020
F-35C Hot Reload

Loading Up Lightning

Watch 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Marines load ordnance onto an F-35C during the Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course at MCAS Yuma. WTI supports Marine aviation training and readiness and assists in employing aviation weapons and tactics.

Strengthening alliances and partnerships 🇺🇸 🇦🇺United States Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force F-35As complete the...
10/20/2020

Strengthening alliances and partnerships 🇺🇸 🇦🇺

United States Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force F-35As complete their final training mission together over Arizona.

Tap the link learn about their F-35 joint training partnership at Luke AFB, Arizona-56th Fighter Wing 🔗 go.usa.gov/x7xqK
#F35Unites

Congratulations to the 158th Fighter Wing on receiving their final F-35A!The Vermont Air National Guard received their 2...
10/19/2020

Congratulations to the 158th Fighter Wing on receiving their final F-35A!

The Vermont Air National Guard received their 20th F-35A last week. It is the final F-35 to be assigned to the wing since receiving their first two F-35As in September 2019.

Air National Guard | Vermont National Guard

For the third time this year, United States Air Force F-35As trained alongside Israeli Air Force F-35I “Adir” during exe...
10/16/2020

For the third time this year, United States Air Force F-35As trained alongside Israeli Air Force F-35I “Adir” during exercise Enduring Lightning III in Israel – improving joint force interoperability and ensuring the two air forces are #alwaysready to deliver F-35 airpower in the region. 🇺🇸 🇮🇱

U.S. Air Forces Central | Israel Defense Forces

Marines at MCAS Yuma recently completed the loading of new modernized Operational Data Integrated Network (ODIN) hardwar...
10/15/2020

Marines at MCAS Yuma recently completed the loading of new modernized Operational Data Integrated Network (ODIN) hardware onto an #F35B squadron.

ODIN is designed to decrease maintainer workload, increase mission capability rates and allow rapid update development and deployment.

Learn more about ODIN ➡️ go.usa.gov/xGSef

Lt. Gen. Eric Fick, F-35 JPO Program Executive Officer, welcomed Lt. Gen. Dennis Luyt, Koninklijke Luchtmacht Commander,...
10/14/2020

Lt. Gen. Eric Fick, F-35 JPO Program Executive Officer, welcomed Lt. Gen. Dennis Luyt, Koninklijke Luchtmacht Commander, to the program’s headquarters last week.

The JPO remains dedicated to supporting their F-35A fleet and continuing to strengthen the F-35 partnership with our Dutch allies. 🇺🇸 🇳🇱

245 years strong ⚓ 💪Happy birthday to the U.S. Navy! #Navy245
10/13/2020

245 years strong ⚓ 💪

Happy birthday to the U.S. Navy! #Navy245

Fueling the fleetPacific Marines execute F-35B refueling operations on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa. VMFA-1...
10/12/2020

Fueling the fleet

Pacific Marines execute F-35B refueling operations on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa. VMFA-121 is a forward deployed F-35 squadron – a vital part of U.S. Marine Corps 5th gen airpower in U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.

Prep’d & Ready ⚡ Capt. Michael Delaisse completes pre-flight checks in an F-35B aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth.VMFA-211 is d...
10/09/2020

Prep’d & Ready ⚡ Capt. Michael Delaisse completes pre-flight checks in an F-35B aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth.

VMFA-211 is deployed aboard the carrier to train with the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy in preparation for the UK's Carrier Strike Group deployment in 2021. #F35Partnerships 🇺🇸 🇬🇧

3rd Marine Aircraft Wing

10/08/2020
F-35 Demonstration Maneuvers Explained

Curious about how Capt. Kristin “BEO” Wolfe, U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team pilot, pulls off her high flying maneuvers?

Listen in as she breaks down the “Minimum Radius Turn to Lightning Loop” maneuver of her routine. #F35DemoTeam

10/07/2020
U.K. Carrier Strike Group Assembles

Strike Group Assemble!

U.S. Marine Corps and Royal Air Force F-35Bs are aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth as the carrier leads the Royal Navy’s Carrier Strike Group in the North Sea.

The group is joined by the U.S. Navy's USS The Sullivans and Koninklijke Marine's HNLMS Evertsen. #StrongerTogether 🇺🇸 🇬🇧 🇳🇱

🎥 by LPhot Johnson/Royal Navy

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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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