F-35 Lightning II News
Dutch throw foam party for their first operational F-35A
Crash trucks at the Royal Netherlands Air Force's Leeuwarden Air Base were supposed to provide a water cannon salute to herald the arrival of the country's first operational F-35A JSF to be based in the country, but accidentally coated it in firefighting foam instead.
Hill AFB F-35s deploy to Europe as part of Theater Security Package
The Air Force has deployed one squadron of F-35A Lightning II fighter jets, Airmen and associated equipment to Aviano Air Base, Italy, from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings, at Hill AFB, Utah, to participate in exercises and conduct training with other Europe-based aircraft as part of a Theater Security Package.
U.S. Air Force F-35As conduct first combat employment
Two U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft conducted an air strike at Wadi Ashai, Iraq, in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve, April 30.