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.

More recently, the squadron conducted Field Carrier Landing Practice prior to Marine Corps Operational Test-1 (OT-1) and participated in OT-1 aboard the USS Wasp.  

Visit the MCAS Yuma website.