[VMFA-211] Marine pilots say F-35 fighter jets are worth it

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Unread post10 Jan 2018, 09:07

First F-35Bs to deploy with 13th MEU
10 Jan 2018 Shawn Snow

"The Marine Corps’ F-35B joint strike fighters will deploy on a ship with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, marking the first time the fifth-generation fighters are deploying with a stateside unit, Marine officials announced Tuesday. The F-35Bs are coming from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron VMFA 211 at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona.

The 13th MEU is gearing up for a six-month intensive training workup before deployment aboard the amphibious assault ship Wasp [methinks this cub reporter pulled that name out of where the sun don't shine and did not know that ESSEX is the one?], and to announce the occasion, the expeditionary unit posted a video to its official social media pages to welcome the various units that comprise the MEU...."

Source: https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/y ... -13th-meu/

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Unread post10 Jan 2018, 18:16

The 'CUB' SENIOR REPORTER has corrected the unacknowledged WASP error in a 'new' article that is now below:
First F-35Bs to deploy with 13th MEU
Shawn Snow 10 Jan 2017

"...The 13th MEU is gearing up for a six-month intensive training workup before deployment aboard three different amphibious ships [not all LHAs one assumes]...

...The deployment of the F35B, which can take off and land vertically [another 'rookie in naval aviation' error] on an amphibious assault ship....

...The F-35B will be stationed on the USS Essex (LHD-2), a Wasp-class amphibious ship. [HALLELUJAH!]...

...The F-35 has faced numerous hurdles and comes with a hefty price tag, causing some to criticize the necessity of the fifth-generation fighter. The aircraft’s deployment with the MEU will be a step forward for an aircraft that has faced extensive delays.... [BOOYAH!]

"Shawn Snow is the senior reporter for Marine Corps Times and a Marine Corps veteran." [but 'snows' diddly SQUAT]


Source: https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/y ... -13th-meu/
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