Europe-Based U.S. Air Force Squadron Readies For F-35 Arrival

F-35 at take-off
With the arrival of the F-35 (pictured), RAF Lakenheath will be one of the few bases flying both fourth- and fifth-generation fighters.
Credit: Mikaela Maschmeier/Lockheed Martin
The U.S. Air Force will add to the growing tally of Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighters based in Europe by the end of the year: Its Lakenheath, England-based 495th Fighter Sqdn.—named the Valkyries—will be the first U.S. Air Force unit based overseas to take delivery of the fifth-generation...

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