YUMA: The first F-35 Bravos are arriving at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma later this month. By early next year, the full complement of 16 F-35 Bs will have arrived to replace Yuma’s four existing squadrons consisting of 56 AV-8B Harriers. This is the beginning of the next 100 years of naval aviation for the Marines. [Our picture shows an F-35B at Elgin Air Force Base, due a paucity of good pictures showing the plane at Yuma. The Editor]

They are following the model of the Osprey roll-out. Once the aircraft was ready to fly and to be part of a training effort, the Marines began to use it. Keep reading →