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Marine Corps forms new
fighter jet squadron

Associated Press, by Julie Watson

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Posted By:JoniTx, 11/19/2012 5:09:39 AM

SAN DIEGO- The Marine Corps is forming the first squadron of pilots to fly the next-generation strike fighter jet, months after lawmakers raised concern that there was a rush to end the testing of an aircraft hit with technical problems. So far two veteran pilots of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing have been trained to fly the F-35B. They are becoming the first members of the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 that will debut at a ceremony Tuesday at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz. The first F-35B arrived Friday and 15 more are slated to arrive

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: miceal, 11/19/2012 6:38:25 AM     (No. 9023162)

In the current era of downsizing everything, I suspect our US Marine Corps will be seriously looked at for downsizing too. Makes no sense to continue funding this organization when the US Army could pick up the mission with a few light infantry divisions and some air support. Sorry folks, that´s just the way it is in Obama´s new world order....

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Sergeant Major, 11/19/2012 7:23:00 AM     (No. 9023206)

#1 Grrrrrr

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Reply 3 - Posted by: miceal, 11/19/2012 7:25:14 AM     (No. 9023212)

I feel you #2....

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Reply 4 - Posted by: kanphil, 11/19/2012 7:56:58 AM     (No. 9023257)

#1, a Soldier is not a Marine. Both great, but different to the bone.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Travis Mcgee, 11/19/2012 8:29:48 AM     (No. 9023317)

No offense but the U.S, Army has and never will "pick anything up" that the Corps has been entrusted with. As Recon. Marines like to say "Get Some!"

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Flightdecker, 11/19/2012 10:23:16 AM     (No. 9023511)

No comment.
USN Vet and 3X Devil Dog dad and Devil Dog dad-in-law, ´nuf said!

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