On March 28th twelve F-35As from the Eielson AFB based 355th Fighter Squadron deployed to Kadena Air Base in Japan. The deployment comes as more of the Kadena based F-15C/Ds are due to return to the USA in the coming months. Also currently deployed to Kadena on long term TDY are F-16s from the 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany.
The aircraft deployed are:-
354 FW 355 FS 'AK' F-35A: 18-5451 18-5457 19-5461 19-5462 19-5465 19-5470 19-5479 19-5481 19-5482 19-5494 19-5496 18-5345 '354 OG'