People meeting people

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    F-35B pilot instructor Maj. A. C. Liberman greets Yuma-based Marines upon his arrival to Marine Corps Air Station Yuma after flying in Third Marine Aircraft Wing's first F-35B to the station flightline on November 16th, 2012. [Photo by Cpl. Aaron Diamant]
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    SSgt. Brittney Lehr, 412th AMXS JSF, and Marine SSgt.Thomas Mitsch, Marine VMX-22, work to remove a panel on an F-35 on November 29th, 2012. For more than 18 months, developmental test personnel from the F-35 Integrated Test Force have been responsible for training operational maintainers from the 31st TES and VMX-22; the marines who will maintain the F-35B Short Takeoff Vertical Landing variant. Seventy-six personnel have successfully completed the program with 15 maintainers currently participating. [USAF photo]
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    Maj. Joseph Scholtz, (right) 706th FS operational test pilot, salutes Col. Andrew Toth, 33rd FW commander, upon completion of his first training sortie in the F-35 Lightning II on October 30th, 2012. Scholtz is a reservist assigned to Nellis AFB, as the installation's first qualified F-35 pilot. [USAF photo]
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    RAF Squadron Leader Frankie Buchler became the first international student-pilot to fly a sortie in the F-35B Lightning II on March 19th, 2013 at Eglin AFB. [USAF photo by Maj. Karen Roganov]
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    RAF Squadron Leader Frankie Buchler became the first international student-pilot to fly a sortie in the F-35B Lightning II on March 19th, 2013 at Eglin AFB. He received his F-35 STOVL patch after completing the flight. [USAF photo by Maj. Karen Roganov]
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    Maj. Matthew Johnston, (left) 58th FS, instructor pilot, shakes hands with Col. Stephen Jost, 33rd OG commander, upon arriving at Eglin AFB with the advanced F-35 Lighting II on May 6th, 2013. [USAF photo by SSgt. Nicholas Egebrecht]
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    Lt. Cdr. Chris Tabert pilots the first F-35C Lightning II flight at Eglin AFB on August 14th, 2013. Before arriving to U.S. Navy F-35 Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-101 in February, he served as a test pilot for the joint strike fighter program at NAS Patuxent River. He will become the squadron's first instructor pilot and join a collocated team of Marine, Navy, Air Force and international partners training here. [USAF photo by Samuel King Jr.]
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    Lt. Cdr. Chris Tabert puts on the specialized helmet before piloting the first F-35C Lightning II flight at Eglin AFB on August 14th. Before arriving to U.S. Navy F-35 Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-101 in February, he served as a test pilot for the joint strike fighter program at NAS Patuxent River. He will become the squadron's first instructor pilot and join a collocated team of Marine, Navy, Air Force and international partners training here. [USAF photo by Samuel King Jr.]
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    Jeff Babione, Lockheed Martin Vice President and Deputy Program Manager of the F-35 Program; and Air Vice-Marshal Kym Osley, Royal Australian Air Force Program Manager for New Air Combat Capability, celebrated the beginnings of the first F-35 Lightning II for Australia at a ceremony in Fort Worth. [Lockheed Martin photo by Angel DelCueto]
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    Australia’s first F-35 Lightning II in the factory in Fort Worth. [Lockheed Martin photo by Beth Groom]
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    Lorraine Martin, Lockheed Martin Executive Vice President and General Manager of the F-35 Program; Navy Vice Adm. David Buss, Commander, Naval Air Forces; Navy Adm. William Gortney, Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command and Navy Cmdr. Steven Orren were keynote speakers at the Navy's F-35C rollout ceremony on October 1st, 2013 at the Navy's VFA-101 hangar, 33rd FW, Eglin AFB. [Lockheed Martin photo]
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    The U.S. Navy and the 33rd Fighter Wing officially reconstituted the highly decorated VFA-101 Grim Reapers Squadron during an October 1st, 2013 ceremony at Eglin AFB. [Lockheed Martin photo]