Published On: Fri, Sep 28th, 2018

#Marine Corps’ F-35 fighter jets execute first combat missions in Afghanistan – The #F-35B is a significant enhancement in theater amphibious and air #warfighting capability, operational flexibility, and tactical supremacy

The Marine Corps‘ version of the advanced F-35 Joint Strike Fighter carried out its first ever combat operations in the skies above Afghanistan, marking a key operational milestone for the next-generation fighter jet.

The jet fighter flown by aviators with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 attached to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit successfully executed an airstrike against enemy targets in Afghanistan, in support of “ground clearance operations” in the country, according to a service statement.

“The strike was deemed successful by the ground force commander,” officials said of the inaugural strike.

Read more: Marine Corps’ F-35 fighter jets execute first combat missions in Afghanistan – Washington Times

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