Ready to launch: Hill F-35A Lightning IIs begin deployed operations at Kadena
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Zachary Kasperek, 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit F-35A Lightning II crewchief, watches an F-35A taxi for take-off at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 7, 2017. Approximately 300 Airmen and 12 F-35As from Hill Air Force Base, Utah’s 388th and 419th Fighter Wings are deployed to Kadena AB for a six-month planned rotation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard)