Photos of the first F-35B outing at Red Flag

Marine F-35B aircrew members, assigned to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Az., perform pre-flight checks and participate in Red Flag 16-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 12, 2016. Since its establishment in 1975, Red Flag has played host to military units from more than 30 countries to participate in high-end flight integration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)

Marine F-35B aircrew members, assigned to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Az., perform pre-flight checks and participate in Red Flag 16-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 12, 2016. Since its establishment in 1975, Red Flag has played host to military units from more than 30 countries to participate in high-end flight integration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)


F-35Bs, assigned to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Az., sit on the flightline during Red Flag 16-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 12, 2016. This Red Flag marks the first time Marine F-35s will be participating in Red Flag. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)

F-35Bs, assigned to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Az., sit on the flightline during Red Flag 16-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 12, 2016. This Red Flag marks the first time Marine F-35s will be participating in Red Flag. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)

An F-35B, assigned to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Az., prepares to take off during Red Flag 16-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 12, 2016. Air-to-air combat training exercise is conducted over the 2.9 million acre Nevada Test and Training Range during Red Flag. (U.S. Air Force photo by airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)

An F-35B, assigned to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Az., prepares to take off during Red Flag 16-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 12, 2016. Air-to-air combat training exercise is conducted over the 2.9 million acre Nevada Test and Training Range during Red Flag. (U.S. Air Force photo by airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)

A Marine F-35B pilot, assigned to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Az., prepares to take off during Red Flag 16-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 12, 2016. Red Flag provides combat training in a degraded and operationally limited environment making the training mission as realistic as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)

A Marine F-35B pilot, assigned to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Az., prepares to take off during Red Flag 16-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 12, 2016. Red Flag provides combat training in a degraded and operationally limited environment making the training mission as realistic as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)

A Marine F-35B pilot, assigned to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Az., preforms pre-flight inspections to his aircraft before take-off during Red Flag 16-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 12, 2016. Red Flag missions are conducted on the 2.9 million acres Nevada Test and Training Range with 1,900 possible targets, realistic threat systems and opposing enemy forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)

A Marine F-35B pilot, assigned to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Az., preforms pre-flight inspections to his aircraft before take-off during Red Flag 16-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 12, 2016. Red Flag missions are conducted on the 2.9 million acres Nevada Test and Training Range with 1,900 possible targets, realistic threat systems and opposing enemy forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)

Corporal Highley, assigned to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Az., prepares to marshal an F-35B during Red Flag 16-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 12, 2016. Red Flag is an exercise hosted at Nellis AFB that provides air crews an opportunity to experience realistic, stressful combat situations in a controlled environment to increase mission capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)

Corporal Highley, assigned to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Az., prepares to marshal an F-35B during Red Flag 16-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 12, 2016. Red Flag is an exercise hosted at Nellis AFB that provides air crews an opportunity to experience realistic, stressful combat situations in a controlled environment to increase mission capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)

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