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Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II arrives for first Middle East deployment

As the first deployment to the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility, crews are prepared and trained for the AFCENT mission. The F-35A, the conventional takeoff and landing variant of the Joint Strike Fighter, provides greater operational capability by combining advanced stealth capabilities with the latest weapons technology.

An image of two F-35A Lightning II's flying in the sky

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