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Marine F-35B Lightning II Fighters Strike with Externally-mounted Ordnance at Sea for the First Time
190203-M-XX000-075.JPG Photo By: Maj. Jesse Peppers

USS WASP, PHILIPPINE SEA - An F-35B Lightning II with the F-35B detachment of Medium Marine Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Reinforced) releases Guided Bomb Units on-target above the Pacific Ocean, Feb. 3, 2019. Naval aviators with the detachment fly the Marine Corps' newest, most advanced multi-role fighter, the F-35B. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU partnering with the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premier crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region.


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