U.S. Air Force F-35As have completed the type’s first combat deployment and returned home to Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The 4th Fighter Squadron deployed to Al Dhafra Air Base in the UAE on April 15 and flew the Air Force variant’s first combat sortie 11 days later. The unit returned to Hill by early November, the Air Force announced Nov. 4. The Air Force did not provide details about the number of flights or the nature of the combat sorties flown by the F-35A during the ...


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