F-35s could begin flying over Yuma next week

F-35s could begin flying over Yuma next week

CREATED Jan 14, 2013 - UPDATED: Jan 14, 2013

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YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - Pilots could begin flying the U.S. military's next-generation fighter jet in airspace over Yuma as early as next week.

The Yuma Sun reports that this month another F-35 is slated to join the three that have already been delivered to Marine Corps Air Station Yuma.

The air station is slated to receive an additional F-35 each month until it has two squadrons of 16 planes each.

The first F-35 arrived on Nov. 16, followed the next week by another plane and a ceremony during which the Marine Corps' first operational F-35 squadron was introduced.

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