F-35A 14-5099 arriving at Luke Air Force Base on 26.04.16 (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland)
The 100th Lockheed F-35A was delivered to the United States Air Force on August 26th. The aircraft - 14-5099 (c/n AF-100) - was delivered to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona.
After receiving it's first F-35A in March 2014 Luke is now home to over 40 F-35s, operating with three squadrons (the 61st, 62nd and 63rd Fighter Squadrons).
As well as United States Air Force aircraft Like is also home to F-35As from Australia and Norway, with Israeli and Japanese aircraft soon to join them.
The Air Force’s 100th F-35 Lightning II flys across the sun over Luke Air Force Base, Ariz, on Aug. 26, 2016. The aircraft, designated AF-100, marks a milestone for the F-35 program as it continues to grow, progress and support initial operational capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland)
Maj.Matt Strongin, 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35 Lightning II pilot, is met by a 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit Airman Aug. 26, 2016, after landing the Air Force's 100th F-35. This milestone comes on the heels of the Air Force's announcement of the F-35's initial operational capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr)