Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Japan to host Marine F-35Bs

The U.S. Marine Corps is moving forward with plans to base its fleet of F-35B's in Japan and the United States. In 2017, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, the "Green Knights," will permanently relocate from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. Marine F-35 squadrons will also routinely deploy to Japan on six month rotations as part of the service's unit deployment program. F-35Bs at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., where pilots and maintainers are trained, will be included in the rotation. (Source: Marine Corps Times, 01/21/15) Previous related