354th Fighter Wing F-35As Deploy to Kadena AB

355th Fighter Squadron F-35A 19-5481 arrives at Kadena Air Base on March 28th 2023 (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Redin)

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'

U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs taxi on the flightline after arriving at Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 28, 2023. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tylir Meyer)