F-35 Lightning II


Shout out from Lockheed Martin at the Korean F-35 Rollout Celebration

Posted on June 5, 2018 by Fighter Country

We understand if you don’t have the time to watch the entire video of Lockheed Martin’s Korean F-35 Rollout Celebration, however make sure to skip to 42:02 for a shout out from Orlando Carvalho, Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin’s Aeronautics business unit.

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Video: F-35 Mission at Luke Air Force Base

Posted on January 30, 2017 by Fighter Country

56th Fighter Wing’s video about the F-35 Mission at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Arizona.

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Luke Continues to Grow!

Posted on July 15, 2016 by Fighter Country

We’re so proud of Lockheed Martin and Team Luke’s ongoing accomplishments!

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F-35 2014 End of Year Wrap-Up Video

Posted on January 20, 2015 by Fighter Country

2014 for the F-35 program was all about momentum, maturity and meeting milestones. The enterprise was expanded with maintenance and training depots stood up around the U.S. including our very own Luke Air Force Base.

Video courtesy of Lockheed Martin.

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FCP Invited to Unveiling of the first Australian F-35

Posted on September 12, 2014 by Fighter Country

Aus F35 Rollout Ceremony Picture

FCP returned recently from a fantastic trip to Fort Worth to witness the unveiling of Australia’s first F-35. We were invited by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) whose first two F-35s coming off the Lockheed Martin production line will be delivered to Luke AFB. This is just another example of the multiple benefits that exist due to Luke AFB. RAAF will be training their initial F-35 pilots at Luke AFB which includes 15 RAAF families who will be joining the Luke AFB family. Additionally, each foreign F-35 brings 9 Lockheed Martin employees as well who will be active and around Luke AFB for a period of time.

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Acknowledging support

Posted on March 26, 2014 by Fighter Country

Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers presented 56th Fighter Wing Brig. Gen. Michael Rothstein with a special coin he called his own version of “Key to the City.”

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In case you missed the F-35 unveiling ceremony

Posted on March 24, 2014 by Fighter Country

On Friday, March 14, the first F-35 Lightning II assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing was officially delivered during a ceremony at Luke Air Force Base (AFB) in Glendale, Ariz.  In case you missed this historical event, below is the video that was played during the ceremony. Enjoy!

Video courtesy of Lockheed Martin.

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Recap Video of F-35 Unveiling Ceremony at Luke AFB

Posted on March 24, 2014 by Fighter Country

Welcoming the first F-35 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., on March 14, 2014.

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61st Fighter Squadron Reactivated at Luke AFB

Posted on November 14, 2013 by Fighter Country

61st FS Reactivatoin Ceremony

At an Oct. 25 ceremony, Luke Air Force Base reactivated the 61st Fighter Squadron, designating the unit as the first of six squadrons planned for training in the F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter jet.

More than 150 family members, pilots and community members were present at the ceremony, which was held at Club Five Six on the base.

Also in attendance were Brig. Gen. Michael Rothstein, 56th Fighter Wing commander, and Col. John Hanna, 56th Operations Group commander, who was the presiding officer.

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AF-41, Lockheed Martin’s 100th Airframe, first F-35 designated for Luke AFB

Posted on July 24, 2013 by Fighter Country

AF-41, the 100th F-35We couldn’t resist sharing with the world a few of the most recent photos of AF-41, Lockheed Martin’s 100th F-35 Airframe and first F-35A that will be delivered to Luke AFB. Enjoy!

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