F-35 Combat Ready ceremony at Hill Air Force Base

Friday , August 05, 2016 - 3:39 PM

ROBBY LLOYD/Special to the Standard-Examiner

The F-35A aircraft has achieved initial operational compatibility, meaning the aircraft has reached the requirements to fly interdiction, basic close air support, and limited suppression/destruction of enemy air defenses missions and is deemed “combat ready”; at Hill Air Force Base on Aug. 5, 2016.