Eglin F-35s In All Three Variants Fly Joint Training Sorties

12/12/2013: A Marine F-35B Lightning II breaks left out of a formation flight with United Kingdom F-35B aircraft over Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Dec. 4.

The joint-program reached a new single-day record for F-35 sorties Dec. 4 with 45 training missions between all three models of the aircraft.

The Marine B-model completed 32 of the flights, the Air Force A-model had 10 flights and the Navy C-model flew three missions.

The photos show the USMC and UK F-35Bs flying in joint training.

 (Courtesy photo/Andy Poulastides)

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—General George Patton Jr.

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