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Marine Fighter Attack Squadron Conducts 1st F-35B Flight Operation

The Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 has completed its first F-35B operation at military air base in Arizona, concluding the initial phase of F/A-18C Hornet transition efforts.

The flight also marked the completion of VMFA-122’s move from the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort in South Carolina to MCAS Yuma, the U.S. Marine Corps said Thursday.

Maj. John Dirk, VMFA-122 executive officer, said the squadron reorganized its programs and personnel for the homebase relocation.

The squadron had to undergo multiple tests and procedures as it transitioned from an F/A-18C Hornet squadron to an F-35B squadron.

VMFA-122 is led by Col. John Price and nicknamed as “The Flying Leathernecks.”

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