VMFA-121 on its way to Japan

The U.S. Marine Corps has released some pictures of the F-35B above the North Pacific Ocean as VMFA-121 make its way to Japan for the type’s first overseas deployment.

NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN—Marine Corps F-35Bs from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, transit the Pacific from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 9, 2017, with its final destination of Iwakuni, Japan, to join 1st Marine Aircraft Wing. VMFA-121, originally an F/A-18 squadron was re-designated as the Marine Corps’ first F-35 squadron in 2012. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lillian Stephens)

NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN—Marine Corps F-35Bs from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, transit the Pacific from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 9, 2017, with its final destination of Iwakuni, Japan, to join 1st Marine Aircraft Wing. VMFA-121, originally an F/A-18 squadron was re-designated as the Marine Corps’ first F-35 squadron in 2012. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lillian Stephens)


NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN—Marine Corps F-35Bs from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, transit the Pacific from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 9, 2017, with its final destination of Iwakuni, Japan, to join 1st Marine Aircraft Wing. VMFA-121, originally an F/A-18 squadron was re-designated as the Marine Corps’ first F-35 squadron in 2012. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lillian Stephens)

NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN—Marine Corps F-35Bs from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, transit the Pacific from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 9, 2017, with its final destination of Iwakuni, Japan, to join 1st Marine Aircraft Wing. VMFA-121, originally an F/A-18 squadron was re-designated as the Marine Corps’ first F-35 squadron in 2012. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lillian Stephens)

NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN—An F-35B F-35 Lightning II from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, refuels in flight while transiting the Pacific from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 9, 2017, with its final destination of Iwakuni, Japan, to join 1st Marine Aircraft Wing. VMFA-121, originally an F/A-18 squadron was re-designated as the Marine Corps’ first F-35 squadron in 2012. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lillian Stephens)

NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN—An F-35B F-35 Lightning II from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, refuels in flight while transiting the Pacific from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 9, 2017, with its final destination of Iwakuni, Japan, to join 1st Marine Aircraft Wing. VMFA-121, originally an F/A-18 squadron was re-designated as the Marine Corps’ first F-35 squadron in 2012. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lillian Stephens)

NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN—An F-35B from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, refuels in flight while transiting the Pacific from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 9, 2017, with its final destination of Iwakuni, Japan, to join 1st Marine Aircraft Wing. VMFA-121, originally an F/A-18 squadron was re-designated as the Marine Corps’ first F-35 squadron in 2012. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lillian Stephens)

NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN—An F-35B from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, refuels in flight while transiting the Pacific from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 9, 2017, with its final destination of Iwakuni, Japan, to join 1st Marine Aircraft Wing. VMFA-121, originally an F/A-18 squadron was re-designated as the Marine Corps’ first F-35 squadron in 2012. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lillian Stephens)

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