VIDEO: VMFA-121 Deploys F-35Bs to Iwakuni, Japan

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jake McClung/Released)

In the first half of January 2017 the US Marine Corps deployed their Lockheed F-35Bs overseas for the first time.

VMFA-121 was redeployed from MCAS Yuma in Arizona to MCAS Iwakuni in Japan, with the aircraft routing via Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska.