29 Jul '16, 6pm

Marine Corps F-35B Stealth Fighter Is Ready For War, General Says

Marine Corps F-35B Stealth Fighter Is Ready For War, General Says

The Marine Corps expects to send its first squadron of F-35Bs to Japan in January ahead of a deployment with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. But there’s nothing stopping the Marines’ two operational squadrons of 5th-generation fighters from deploying earlier if called upon, Marine Corps Deputy Commandant for Aviation Lt. Gen. Jon Davis said Friday. “We have a unit that’s ready to go right now,” Davis told Military.com following an event at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. “If we think we need to do that, we’re ready to do that.” Davis alluded to the Marines’ F-35 deployment plan, which calls for the permanent relocation of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 from Yuma, Arizona, to Japan at the start of next year and two subsequent F-35 deployments with Marine Expeditionary Units by 2018. If a combatant commander calls for a unit to deploy for combat...

Full article: http://www.defensetech.org/2016/07/29/marine-corps-f-35b-...

Tweets

Top Marine aviator: F-35B is ready for war

marinecorpstimes.com 29 Jul '16, 5pm

Top Marine aviator: F-35B is ready for war The F-35B is “ready to go right now” if it is needed to fly combat missions, th...

The #F35 is ready for war, says top @USMC aviator:

defensenews.com 01 Aug '16, 5pm

Top Marine aviator: F-35B is ready for war The F-35B is “ready to go right now” if it is needed to fly combat missions, th...

.@SECARMY says US-South Korea war games to proceed, despite North Korea's warning

.@SECARMY says US-South Korea war games to proc...

stripes.com 30 Jul '16, 1pm

Related N. Korea: US has crossed red line, relations on war footing North Korea's top diplomat for U.S. affairs told The A...

Air Force declares F-35A Joint Strike Fighter r...

stripes.com 02 Aug '16, 5pm

WASHINGTON – The Air Force F-35A Joint Strike Fighter is now operational and ready for combat, Gen. Hawk Carlisle, command...

Air Force could declare F-35 ready for combat by next week

Air Force could declare F-35 ready for combat b...

stripes.com 28 Jul '16, 8pm

Related Air Force describes jets' role in new war At a time when war with China is talked about as a future possibility, t...

The Marine Corps Reserve: The First 100 Years

The Marine Corps Reserve: The First 100 Years

mca-marines.org 06 Aug '16, 12pm

On Aug. 29, the Marine Corps Reserve celebrates its 100th year of existence. From World War I through the global war on te...

Iranian general inspects the Golan Heights | The Long War Journal

Iranian general inspects the Golan Heights | Th...

longwarjournal.org 28 Jul '16, 2am

IRGC Basij chief Mohammad-Reza Naghdi in Quneitra, Syria. Iranian media reported on July 27 that senior military commander...

Air Force Declares F-35A Ready For Combat

Air Force Declares F-35A Ready For Combat

defensenews.com 02 Aug '16, 5pm

The squadron at Hill then completed its own checklist, which included tasks such as ensuring enough pilots were combat-rea...

Porsche’s Mission E Tesla Fighter on Track for ...

hybridcars.com 30 Jul '16, 8pm

New spy photographs of a Porsche Mission E mule caught testing have emerged. Development of the all-electric sports sedan ...

China Expects J-20 Stealth Fighter to Be Combat...

defense-update.com 23 Jul '16, 9pm

The Chinese People’s Republic Army Air Force (PLAAF ) is believed to have received four J-20 jets, which have been tested ...

This Marine Corps general endorsed Hillary Clinton. Here's why

This Marine Corps general endorsed Hillary Clin...

militarytimes.com 05 Aug '16, 1am

I am supporting Hillary Clinton because I know she understands the language of diplomacy and the value of allies. In 2010 ...

Air Force May Declare F-35 Ready for Initial Operations Next Week

Air Force May Declare F-35 Ready for Initial Op...

dodbuzz.com 28 Jul '16, 11pm

The U.S. Air Force may declare its version of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter ready for initial operations as early as next ...

US Air Force considers bringing back 1,500MPH F-22 stealth fighter jet. #military #defense #NATO

US Air Force considers bringing back 1,500MPH F...

sputniknews.com 31 Jul '16, 7pm

The US Air Force is not particularly keen on the idea nor are Pentagon officials who warn that bringing back the F-22 figh...

The #F35A is combat ready!

af.mil 02 Aug '16, 5pm

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. (AFNS) -- The F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation fighter aircraft was declared ‘combat rea...

U.S. Army secretary says U.S.-South Korea war g...

armytimes.com 30 Jul '16, 2pm

U.S. Army secretary says U.S.-South Korea war games to proceed U.S. Army Secretary Eric Fanning says annual war games betw...