Saturday, July 26, 2014

Transfer of F-35Bs has begun

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Most of the Marines who have been stationed at the F-35 training center at Eglin have moved to South Carolina, part of the relocation of VMFAT-501 from Eglin to Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. Fifteen of the 33rd Fighter Wing's 49 F-35s belong to the Marines. Those aircraft will stay at Eglin for about a year while the Marines work to get the proper infrastructure in place at Beaufort, said Air Force Lt. Hope Cronin, a spokeswoman for the 33rd wing. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 07/25/14)