Military Embedded Systems

Navy F-35C Squadron officially active at Eglin AFB


October 03, 2013

John McHale

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

FORT WORTH, TX. U.S. Navy officials and members of the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin AFB, FL., officially stood up t VFA-101 Grim Reapers Squadron during ceremonies held this week. VFA-101 pilots will fly the Lockheed Martin F-35C Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Lightning II carrier variant.

The Wing will train pilots and sailors to fly and service the aircraft fleet. The U.S. Navy’s F-35C Initial Operating Capability is scheduled for 2019.

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