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Marines and Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) secure and refuel an F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter after its arrival for the first session of operational testing
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 18, 2105) Marines and Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) secure and refuel an F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter after its arrival for the first session of operational testing. Data and information gathered from OT-1 will lay the groundwork for F-35B deployments aboard Navy amphibious ships and the announcement of the Marine Corps' initial operating capacity of the F-35B in July. The aircraft are stationed with Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501, Marine Aircraft Group 31, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Beaufort, South Carolina and Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, Marine Aircraft Group 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Yuma, Arizona. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Remington Hall/Released)

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