First F-35 arrives at Luke Air Force Base

2014-03-11T00:00:00Z 2014-03-11T08:39:21Z First F-35 arrives at Luke Air Force BaseThe Associated Press The Associated Press
March 11, 2014 12:00 am  • 

The first F-35 fighter jet has arrived at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale.

About 250 base personnel, family members and contractors watched the Lightning II stealth jet land at Luke on Monday.

Another 143 of the supersonic jets are expected to be assigned to the base during the next decade.

The base, about 15 miles west of Phoenix, is projected to become the Air Force’s primary F-35 pilot training base.

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