Basing strategy for USMC F-35s

The USMC will base 216 F-35Bs on the East Coast and 184 of them on the West Coast, documents showed.

Cherry Point will get 128 jets to form eight squadrons; Beaufort will have three squadrons and a pilot training center using 88 aircraft; Miramar will form six operational squadrons with 96 jets and 88 F-35s will go to Yuma for five operational squadrons with an additional test and evaluation unit.

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