Two F-35A Lightning II aircraft are on static display during the 34th Fighter Squadron’s activation ceremony held July 17 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The 34th will be the first combat squadron to fly the Air Force’s newest fighter aircraft, the F-35A. The squadron has an extremely rich history. After many contributions in major U.S. conflicts, the 34th was relocated to Hill AFB on Dec. 8, 1975, where they became the first fighter squadron to receive the F-16 fighter aircraft. The squadron’s first F-35A will arrive in September. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alex R. Lloyd/Released)

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Photo by: Alex R. LloydReleased |  VIRIN: 150717-F-EI321-020.JPG