63rd Fighter Squadron at Luke AFB Receives First F-35A

Airman 1st Class Joshua Cote, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit F-35 Lightning II crew chief, marshals an F-35 Lightning II March 20, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. This is the first F-35 for the 63rd FS and marks the 51st F-35 for Luke. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Hensley)

The 63rd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona received their first Lockheed F-35A Lightning II on March 20, 2017.

The first aircraft to be delivered is 15-5120 (c/n AF-111). The aircraft wears "63 FS" on its tail fin.

Lt. Col. Matt Vedder, commander of the 63rd Fighter Squadron, flies in to land the 63rd Fighter Squadron's first F-35 Lightning II aircraft March, 20, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base Ariz. This makes the 51st F-35 Lightning II aircraft that is assigned to Luke. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook)

 

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