USAF gradates the 500th F-35 pilot

Eglin Air Force Base has trained and graduated the 500th F-35 pilot on Sept. 19. Maj. Chris Campbell was previously a F-16 test pilot before he converted to the F-35 at the 33rd Fighter Wing this summer.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Michael Slotten, 61st Fighter Squadron F-35 student pilot, climbs into an F-35 Lighting II at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., July 7, 2017. Slotten dropped GBU-12 Paveway II bombs for his first time from the F-35 during training at the Barry M Goldwater Range. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Michael Slotten, 61st Fighter Squadron F-35 student pilot, climbs into an F-35 Lighting II at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., July 7, 2017. Slotten dropped GBU-12 Paveway II bombs for his first time from the F-35 during training at the Barry M Goldwater Range. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham)

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