Thursday, February 16, 2012

Marines roll out F-35B

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 will host the Marine Corps' official F-35B Lightning II rollout ceremony Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. at its Eglin hangar. Gen. James Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps, is scheduled to be the presiding officer. U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller and Robert Stevens, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lockheed Martin, will also be speaking. The F-35B is slated to replace the Marine Corps' F/A-18 Hornet, AV-8B Harrier and EA-6B Prowler. Eglin Air Force Base is home to the F-35 training center, which will be used by all branches of the military and allied nations. (Source: Eglin Air Force Base, 02/16/12)