F-35C Integration into the Fleet

By Rear Adm. Roy Kelley Director, Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Fleet Integration Office As the first director for the Navy’s F-35C Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Fleet Integration Office, I have enjoyed the opportunities and challenges of bringing fifth-generation strike-fighter capabilities to the fleet. As this highly advanced weapons system matures, I am convinced the F-35C …

F-35C’s Arrival at NAS Lemoore: Beginning of Critical Element of U.S. Navy’s Future Carrier Air Wings

By Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker Commander, Naval Air Forces Naval aviation reached a significant milestone on January 25 when the first four F-35C Lightning II aircraft arrived at Naval Air Station Lemoore. It was also a historic day for NAS Lemoore, our only West Coast Master Jet Base, and the local community partners who’ve been …

F-35C’s Arrival at NAS Lemoore: Beginning of Critical Element of U.S. Navy’s Future Carrier Air Wings

By Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker Commander, Naval Air Forces Naval aviation reached a significant milestone on January 25 when the first four F-35C Lightning II aircraft arrived at Naval Air Station Lemoore. It was also a historic day for NAS Lemoore, our only West Coast Master Jet Base, and the local community partners who’ve been …