Ready to launch: Hill F-35A Lightning IIs begin deployed operations at Kadena
A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II pilot from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, prepares his fighter jet for the first F-35A take-off from Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 7, 2017. The F-35A gives global precision attack capability against current and emerging threats while complementing the air superiority of the aircraft fleets around them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard)