F-35B Lightning II lands at MCAS Futenma for first time

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U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Laura Gauna
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Laura Gauna

F-35B Lightning II lands at MCAS Futenma for first time

by: Staff Sgt. Laura Gauna | .
U.S. Marine Corps | .
published: November 28, 2018

A U.S. Marine inspects an F-35B Lightning II at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 27, 2018. The F-35B landed, refueled and took off for the first time at MCAS Futenma. The F-35B belongs to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing. An F-35B landing at MCAS Futenma demonstrates the air warfighting capability, operational flexibility and tactical supremacy that this platform brings to the Indo-Pacific region, our allies and our partners.