Where in the World are the F-35’s

Bases where the F-35 is flying include:

  • Amendola Air Base, Italy
  • Edwards Air Force Base, California
  • Eglin Air Force Base, Florida
  • Hill Air Force Base, Utah
  • Luke Air Force Base, Arizona
  • Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina
  • Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan
  • Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona
  • Misawa Air Base, Japan
  • Naval Air Station Lemoore, California
  • Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland
  • Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada
  • Nevatim Air Base, Israel
  • Ørland Air Force Station, Norway
  • Royal Air Force Base, Marham, United Kingdom

Lockheed Martin: F-35 Lightning II Locations

On 9 December 2010, a media report stated that the “USMC will base 216 F-35Bs on the East Coast and 184 of them on the West Coast, documents showed”. This report continued: “Cherry Pointwill get 128 jets to form eight squadrons;Beaufortwill have three squadrons and a pilot training center using 88 aircraft;Miramarwill form six operational squadrons with 96 jets and 88 F-35s will go toYumafor five operational squadrons with an additional test and evaluation unit”.

  1.  “Military plans to send jets to S.C., N.C., Calif., Ariz”. The Associated Press, 9 December 2010, Susanne M. Schafer.

Military plans to send jets to SC, NC, Calif, Ariz

In 2011, theUSMCand USN signed an agreement that the USMC will purchase 340 F-35B and 80 F-35C fighters. The five squadrons of USMC F-35Cs would be assigned to Navy carriers while F-35Bs would be used ashore

Plan Improves Navy, Marine Corps Air Capabilities 

More Marines to fly carrier-variant JSFs

UK base selected to host first U.S. F-35 jets in Europe

Wikipedia: Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II