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 ...


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