The first two combat-coded F-35A Lightning II aircraft arrive at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Sept. 2. Hill was selected as the location for the first operational F-35 fleet and will receive up to 70 additional jets on a staggered basis through 2019. Hill Airmen from the active-duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings will fly and maintain the fleet. Standing up the first operational F-35 unit at Hill allows for synergy with the co-located F-35 depot maintenance team, and access to the nearby Utah Test and Training Range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alex R. Lloyd/Released)
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