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Originally posted by weavty1
reply to post by Drunkenparrot
Regarding F-35's at Cherry Point... I personally saw two there myself, in September.
Not only is MCAS Cherry Point slated to be one of the IOC sites (initial operational ability) for the F-35 airframe, but here's something in writing for you guys and gals to browse over, regarding the F-35 there...
Cherry Point, NC - Fleet Readiness Center East
Just so we're all on the same pageedit on 1/2/2013 by weavty1 because: (no reason given)
Concerns over the viability and longevity of Cherry Point and Fleet Readiness Center East have been on the minds of residents and area leaders for some time with talk of a Base Realignment and Closure Commission and possible sequestration.
But the clouds of doom and gloom parted last week enough for a little positive light to shine through when a local leader attending a Washington, D.C., symposium stood up to voice her concerns for Cherry Point in front of James F. Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps.
“He said Cherry Point doesn’t have anything to worry about,” said Stephanie Duncan, executive director of the Havelock Chamber of Commerce.....
Duncan said Amos informed her that Cherry Point’s AV-8B Harrier squadrons, scheduled to be deactivated starting in 2019, would be extended to meet with the planned arrival of the first F-35B Joint Strike Fighter squadrons in as early as 2021 or 2022.
Harriers at Cherry Point extended to meet incoming F-35s
Official welcoming ceremonies at Yuma marked the handover of the jets to the Marines. The delivery of the first three operational-coded 5th generation F-35B STOVL fighters marks the beginning of STOVL tactical operational training at Air Station Yuma.
These three aircraft increase the number of STOVL aircraft delivered to the Marine Corps to 16 and bring the total number of F-35s delivered in 2012 to 20. Currently, 13 Marine Corps STOVLs are assigned to the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing's Marine Fighter/Attack Training Squadron 501 at Eglin AFB, Fla., supporting pilot and maintainer training.[
Lockheed Martin delivers three F-35Bs to the USMC
Originally posted by Zaphod58
The last one is an Alfalfa farm with an automatic watering system that rolls around the field. The others I'm not sure on yet.