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Fightertown pilots train during MDTC

Story by LCpl Ashley Phillips on 02/02/2017 Fightertown pilots are scheduled to graduate from Marine Division Tactics Course aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Feb. 3. The four-week course takes the top tier of Marine Aircraft Group 31 pilots and refines their skills in offensive anti-air warfare and anti-air defense.
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F-35B arrives in Japan

Story by 1LT Karoline Foote on 01/18/2017 F-35B Lightning II aircraft, belonging to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, Marine Aircraft Group 12, arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni January 18, beginning the squadron's permanent basing at the air station. The F-35B represents the future of Marine Corps tactical aviation
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Lightning II strikes Iwakuni, F-35B arrives

Story by Cpl Aaron Henson on 01/18/2017 Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Jan. 18, 2017. VMFA-121 conducted a permanent change of station to MCAS Iwakuni from MCAS Yuma, Arizona, and now belongs to Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III
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VMFA-121 makes its maiden voyage to Japan

Story by GySgt Christine Polvorosa on 01/17/2017 Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 "Green Knights," an F-35B squadron with 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, departed Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, marking a momentous occasion with its relocation to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, Jan. 9. "It's been about two years of preparations
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Marine Corps F-35Bs relocate to Japan

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, an F-35B squadron with 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, departed Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, transferring to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Jan. 9, 2017. The first location to receive the Marine Corps' F-35B, as part of its worldwide deployment capability, is Iwakuni,
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Steel Knight 2017: Marines execute largest long-range raid exercise in 14 years

Story by LCpl Jake McClung on 12/09/2016 More than 600 Marines with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and 1st Marine Division conducted exercise Sea Horse Wind, in both southern California and Arizona, Dec. 4 to 9. Sea Horse Wind was a long-range raid in which 29 aircraft transported ground troops
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