Ogden ALC completes F-35 milestone

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Unread post15 Mar 2017, 21:29

Ogden ALC completes F-35 milestone
15 Mar 2017 Alex R. Lloyd, Ogden Air Logistics Complex

"HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The Ogden Air Logistics Complex accomplished another "first" in support of the F-35 Lightning II program.transferred to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron NINE Detachment Edwards to participate in the F-35C testing and evaluation program

A U.S. Navy F-35C – carrier variant – was delivered to Edwards AFB, Calif., on March 13, making the Ogden ALC the first maintenance depot to receive, modify and deliver all three F-35 variants.

The aircraft arrived at Hill AFB in April 2016 from Eglin AFB, Fla., and over the past 10 months underwent required structural modifications to remove and replace life limiting parts and other upgrades.

The aircraft was originally assigned to the “Grim Reapers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 at Eglin AFB. While at Hill AFB the aircraft was .

Ogden ALC officials credited teamwork with Lockheed-Martin and the Joint Program Office for the successful delivery. The Ogden ALC is expected to deliver two additional aircraft back to the Navy later this month."

PHOTO: "U.S. Air Force F-35 test pilot, Lt. Col. Kevin "Sonar" Hall, flies a low approach March 9 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, during a functional check flight in a Navy F-35C Lightning II. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Alex R. Lloyd)" https://media.defense.gov/2017/Mar/14/2 ... 1-0351.JPG (1.4Mb)
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Unread post16 Mar 2017, 01:01

Good story.

Rack up another one for the Vampires. cool
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Unread post16 Mar 2017, 05:22

spazsinbad wrote:.... and over the past 10 months underwent required structural modifications to remove and replace life limiting parts and other upgrades.........


...does that include the new wing tips????
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