ACC vice commander: Value of Air Superiority

July 7, 2016

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. J.D. Harris, vice commander of Air Combat Command, discussed the F-35 during a field hearing of the House Armed Services Committee Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on June 18.

F-35A nearly combat-ready

July 7, 2016

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The first off-station deployment exercise for the F-35A Lightning II confirmed that the Air Force’s newest fighter jet is on track to reach initial operational capability later this year.

Hill F-35s form up for combat training

May 12, 2016

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — F-35 pilots here began flying routine four-ship combat training missions at the Utah Test and Training range in the West Desert this week.

F-35 program accelerating, at ‘pivot point’

May 5, 2016


DOD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The program executive officer of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft program said the rapidly changing, growing and accelerating program is at a “pivot point” as officials address a number of challenges.

Hill AFB becomes first to work on all F-35 variants

April 28, 2016

The Ogden Air Logistics Complex here became the first depot facility to perform modifications on all three F-35 Lightning II variants after it inducted a Navy F-35C carrier version April 15.

The F-35C was flown in from Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, by Navy Capt. Mark Weisgerber, the 33rd Fighter Wing vice commander.

“Hill has the capacity to accomplish the needed modifications, and it is important to optimize the workflow within the Air Logistics Complex,” Weisgerber said.

Despite F-35 glitch, Hill AFB won’t face delays

April 7, 2016

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Software issues continue to plague the F-35 as program officials work feverishly to fix a glitch that causes the jet’s radar to shut down sporadically.

Hill’s F-35s drop first weapons

March 3, 2016

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings dropped laser-guided bombs at the Utah Test and Training Range last week, marking the first time an F-35 combat unit has employed weapons from the F-35A.

F-35A turns to MHAFB for training

March 3, 2016

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — The F-35A is at the point in its life where it’s taking the first lap around the track away from home.

AFCEC instrumental in F-35 beddown

February 25, 2016

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — The F-35 Lightning II fighter jet is touching down at three installations, and the Air Force Civil Engineer Center is paving the way.

F-35 completes transatlantic first flight

February 25, 2016

Earlier this month, an 11-hour transatlantic flight finally proved the F-35 can cross the pond.

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