F-35A being deployed to Europe and Pacific this year

The U.S. Congress was told on Feb. 16 that the U.S. Air Force intends to deploy the F-35A fighter to both Europe and Pacific under the Theater Security Package arrangements.

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Maj. Gen. Jerry Harris, deputy chief of staff for strategic plans, programs, and requirements told the House Armed Services air and land subcommittee: “Our first operational squadron is scheduled for additional deployments this calendar year to include a Theater Security Package Deployment to Pacific Command.”

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