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F-35A sits on Misawa AB flightline

‹ Return to Japan deploys first F-35A to Misawa

The first operational Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-35A sits on the flightline while an F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off during the F-35A’s arrival ceremony at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 25, 2018. In the upcoming Japanese fiscal year, nine more aircraft will join this one to incept the first fifth-generation fighter squadron as part of the JASDF’s 3rd Air Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Deana Heitzman)

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