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F-35s could begin flying over Yuma next week

Jan. 14, 2013 - 08:47AM   |   Last Updated: Jan. 14, 2013 - 08:47AM  |  
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YUMA, Ariz. — Pilots could begin flying the military's next-generation fighter jet in airspace over Yuma as early as next week.

The http://www.yumasun.com/articles/yuma-84523-marine-corps.html">Yuma Sun reports that this month another F-35 is slated to join the three that have already been delivered to Marine Corps Air Station Yuma.

The air station is slated to receive an additional F-35 each month until it has two squadrons of 16 planes each.

The first F-35 arrived on Nov. 16, followed the next week by another plane and a ceremony during which the Marine Corps' first operational F-35 squadron was introduced.

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