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  • First “Adir” (F-35I) Flight in Israel

    First “Adir” (F-35I) Flight in Israel

    Israeli Air Force // December 15, 2016
    Only 16 hours after landing in Nevatim AFB, the first two “Adir” (F-35I) stealth fighters took off for their first sortie in Israeli skies. The hour-long sortie was escorted by “Sufa” (F-16I) fighters. “This morning, our men woke up to a new day and a new era”
  • The “Adir” Has Landed

    The “Adir” Has Landed

    Nevatim Air Base, Israel // December 12, 2016
    The Israeli “Adir” (F-35I) stealth fighters have landed: the first pair of “Adir” jets have landed in Nevatim AFB and brought the IAF into the fifth generation era. Tomorrow, they will take off for their first flight and receive OTC in December. “Today, the fifth generation revolution begins”
  • Air Mobility Command Enables Delivery of Israel’s First F-35s

    Air Mobility Command Enables Delivery of Israel’s First F-35s

    618th Air Operations Center Public Affairs // December 12, 2016
    Air Mobility Command Airmen worked around the clock to ensure Israel’s first two F-35 aircraft were delivered Dec. 12, making the U.S. ally the only country in the Middle East flying a fifth generation fighter aircraft.
  • First Two F-35 Jets En Route to Israel

    First Two F-35 Jets En Route to Israel

    Times of Israel // December 09, 2016
    Stealth aircraft to touch down at Nevatim Air Base for reception ceremony to be attended by US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter
  • Air Force Releases Candidate Installations for Next F-35A Bases

    Air Force Releases Candidate Installations for Next F-35A Bases

    Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs // December 07, 2016
    The candidate bases include: Dannelly Field Air Guard Station, Montgomery, Alabama; Gowen Field AGS, Boise, Idaho; Jacksonville AGS Florida, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Detroit, and Truax AGS, Madison, Wisconsin.