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The iPad-Generation of pilots will unlock #F35 capabilities. Find out how in @Defense_News:

Far from the PR fighting fields of Farnborough, the US Marine Corps is preparing for asurge in the combat capability of the Navy-Marine air/ground expeditionary force. The first squadron destined for initial operational capability (IOC) of the F-35B is the “Green Knights” of VMFA-121 at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma. The aviators and maintainers of this storied squadron are working to bring the first F-35B squadron into service next year, along with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1). Their approach for an earlier template of innovation can be seen in the dramatic changes associated with the Osprey, which has made Marines the only tilt-rotor-enabled assault force in the world. With the combination of the Osprey and the F-35B, Marine infantry will be able to operate at distances of over a thousand miles. This is a unique 21st-century combat capabilit...

Full article: http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140730/DEFFEAT05/307...

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