Second F-35B Squadron Officially Established in Indo-Pacific Region With Redesignation of VMFA-242

 In Air, GDI, Indo-Pacific

On October 16, Marine Aircraft Group 12 re-designated Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242 to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 242 as part of the Marine Corps’ ongoing transition process from legacy F/A-18 Hornet aircraft to the newer 5th generation F-35B Lightning II. This transition is in accordance with mutual agreements between the U.S. and the Government of Japan, and occurred on schedule per the annual Marine Corps aviation plan.

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Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II (Picture source: U.S. Navy)

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