New Marine Attack Squadron activated

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Unread post27 Oct 2020, 20:39

The US Marine Corps at Iwakuni, Japan, announced external link formation of a new attack squadron on Friday in anticipation of the arrival of F-35B fighter planes. Marine Aircraft Group 12 re-designated Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242 to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 242, or VMFA-242. The change is part of the Marine Corps’ ongoing transition process from F/A-18 Hornet fighter planes to the more-advanced F-35B. It will be the second overseas Marine squadron.
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Unread post27 Oct 2020, 21:32

Announced earlier & foretold even earlier in the same thread: VMFA(AW)-242 to swap F/A-18D for F-35B from October
viewtopic.php?f=59&t=57306&p=446019&hilit=Iwakuni#p446019
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