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VMFA-314 receives its first F-35C
200121-M-HH765-0032.JPG Photo By: Sgt. Charles Plouffe

Jan 22, 2020
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. - U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Cedar L. Hinton, commanding officer of Marine Wing Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 314, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing lands VMFA-314’s first F-35C Lightning II on Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., January 21, 2020. The F-35C is designed and built explicitly for aircraft carrier operations, offering more robust landing gear, and control surfaces that were designed to make it more suitable for sea-based operations. The F-35C allows for faster response times to threats and assists in maritime security throughout the globe. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Charles Plouffe)


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