The U.S. Navy has deactivated the Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 and consolidated the unit’s Lockheed Martin F-35Cs at Naval Air Station Lemoore in California. The long-planned move eliminates the Navy’s pilot training station for the F-35C at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. VFA-101 has trained 75 Navy and Marine Corps F-35C pilots and 1,200 maintainers since re-activating in May 2012, the Navy said. The Navy aircraft now are part of the VFA-125 squadron at NAS Lemoore, ...


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