The U.S. Marine Corps has completed an operational readiness inspection (ORI) of its first F-35B squadron, the last major hurdle before the service can assess whether VMFA-121 in Yuma, Arizona, is suitable to declare initial operational capability (IOC). The operational readiness inspection took place July 13-20, according to Maj. Paul Greenberg, a Marine spokesman. The ORI was ordered by Marine Deputy Commandant for Aviation Lt. Gen. Jon Davis to ensure the unit is ready for operations ...

REGISTER FOR FREE ACCESS (Valid Email Required)

Register now for free access to "U.S. Marines Complete F-35B Readiness Inspection" and other premium content selected daily by our editors. 

 

Current magazine subscribers: digital access to articles associated with your subscription are now included at no added charge to you. Simply use your subscriber email to log in to your account (or contact us for assistance in updating your account).
 
Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.

 

Already registered? here.