MCAS Yuma to introduce first operational F-35 squadron
The first F-35B fighter jet attached to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Friday afternoon. MCAS Yuma is the first military base in the country to receive the aircraft and will be home to five squadrons, each with 16 aircraft, and one operational test and evaluation squadron of eight aircraft.
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MCAS Yuma to introduce first operational F-35 squadron.
The next chapter in the future of Marine aviation will officially begin Tuesday afternoon when the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing introduces its first F-35B Lightning II squadron during a ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma.During the ceremony, Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadr. Read MCAS Yuma to introduce first operational F-35 squadron...