Five Ways F-35 Training is Improving Mission Readiness for Pilots and Maintainers

December 1, 2020 – It’s the morning of your first solo flight in the most advanced fighter jet ever created – the F-35. You’re excited and anxious because today culminates weeks of training and preparation. Once onsite, you get assigned your tail number. After hours of meticulous preparation and briefing, you head to the airplane knowing your maintenance crew chief…

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USS America Conducts Integrated Operations with JASDF F-35As

October 23, 2020 – The first-in-class amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) participated in advanced combined operations with Japan this week in the western Pacific Ocean. America conducted integrated air defense operations on Oct. 20 with F-35A Lightning II aircraft from the Japan Air Defense Command. The advanced training operations were designed to increase the tactical proficiency, lethality and…

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F-35 Joint Program Office honored with 2020 SecDef Environmental Award

April 22, 2020 – The F-35 Joint Program Office’s Environmental, Safety and Occupational Health Team was recognized as a 2020 Secretary of Defense Environmental Award winner for the Environmental Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition in the large program category, April 22. The Environmental, Safety and Occupational Health Team received the honor for its actions to eliminate hazards associated with the…

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