The first F-35A Lightning II to land at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, arrives Sept. 13, 2013. The multirole, fifth-generation fighter arrived from the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron at Nellis AFB, Nev., and is scheduled to undergo post-production modifications at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex in Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alex R. Lloyd/Released)
GULF OF OMAN (June 13, 2013) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Death Rattlers of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 323 prepares to take launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Nimitz Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.