Marine Corps Air Station Yuma
The First Operational F-35 Base
Marine Corps Air Station Yuma is located in Yuma, Arizona, and is home to the first operational Marine Corps F-35 squadron, the Green Knights.
There are currently 17 F-35B
short takeoff and vertical landing aircraft based at MCAS Yuma. At full
operations, MCAS Yuma will host five F-35B squadrons, each with 16 aircraft,
and one operational test and evaluation squadron with eight aircraft. Marine
Fighter Attack Squadron 121 is the first operational F-35 squadron on station
and completed the first-ever
F-35B vertical landing conducted outside of a testing environment.
Visit the MCAS Yuma website.