F-35B Lightning II Carrier Qualifications

12/01/2017: U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II pilots assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211, Marine Aircraft Group 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, participate in carrier qualifications aboard the USS Essex (LHD-2) during Exercise Dawn Blitz, Oct. 22, 2017.

Dawn Blitz is a scenario-driven amphibious exercise conducted between Expeditionary Strike Group 3 and 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, testing their ability to conduct amphibious operations in response to global crises and to project power ashore as part of a Navy-Marine Corps team.

OFF THE COAST OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, CA, UNITED STATES

10.22.2017

Video by Lance Cpl. Roderick Jacquote

1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade

 

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