It’s Official: Air Force F-35s Will Deploy to Asia in November



Days after the F-35A Lightning II touched down in Seoul, South Korea, for the International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition, known as Seoul ADEX 2017, the Air Force announced it plans to deploy a dozen of the Joint Strike Fighters to Japan next month.

Pacific Air Forces on Monday said approximately 300 airmen and 12 F-35As from the 34th Fighter Squadron, based at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, will fly to Kadena Air Base for a six-month rotation.

It will be the F-35A’s first operational deployment to the region.

“The F-35A gives the joint warfighter unprecedented global precision attack capability against current and emerging threats while complementing our air superiority…



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