Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. declares the F-35B Lightning II Initial Operation Capable.
The Corps welcomes the F-35 into its ranks, replacing the Hornet, Harrier and the Prowler as the Corps’ premiere fixed-wing aircraft.
“This airplane, with Marines painted on the side, is going to allow your Corps, our Corps, to go anywhere at anytime against any foe and carry the day.”
— Lt. Gen. Jon M. Davis, Deputy Commandant for Aviation
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