F-35 makes its combat debut with Afghanistan strikes

We Are The Mighty: The US has sent the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter into combat for the first time, CNN reported Sept. 27, 2018, citing defense officials.

A Marine Corps F-35B, launched from the amphibious assault ship USS Essex, conducted an airstrike in support of ground clearance operations on a fixed Taliban target in Afghanistan Sept. 27, 2018, according to a statement from US Naval Forces Central Command. The Essex arrived in the Middle East in early September 2018, with the onboard F-35s being deployed for intelligence and surveillance operations in Somalia prior to operations in Afghanistan.  read more

10 Comments on F-35 makes its combat debut with Afghanistan strikes

  1. Old Guy
    They don’t launch off Aircraft Carriers all that well. But rest assured, Trump just dumped a shit load of money towards A10 maintenance.


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