Video by Lance Cpl. Ryan Lampro Marine Corps Air Station Yuma
Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, Marine Aircraft Group 13, Third Marine Aircraft Wing conducted its first F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Short Take off, Vertical Landing aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. March 21, 2013.
This evolution marks a historical milestone for the Green Knights and Marine aviation as VMFA-121, the Corps’ first operational F-35B squadron continues to work toward full operational capacity. Maj. Robert Rusnok piloted BF-19 and conducted the STOVL operations and LtCol. Jeffrey Scott, VMFA-121 CO piloted the chase F-35B aircraft, BF-20.