F-35A fleet doubles at Eielson

A Defense Contract Management Agency pilot taxis a U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II after landing at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 25, 2020. This was the fourth of 54 F-35As scheduled to arrive to Eielson by the end of 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter)
A Defense Contract Management Agency pilot taxis a U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II after landing at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 25, 2020. This was the fourth of 54 F-35As scheduled to arrive to Eielson by the end of 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter)

A Defense Contract Management Agency pilot taxis a U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II after landing at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 25, 2020. This was the fourth of 54 F-35As scheduled to arrive to Eielson by the end of 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter)

A Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) pilot prepares to exit a U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 356th Fighter Squadron after landing at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska June 25, 2020. DCMA pilots delivered the F-35As on schedule to the 356th Fighter Squadron and are primed to deliver Eielson’s remaining 48 jets by the end of 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter)
A Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) pilot prepares to exit a U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 356th Fighter Squadron after landing at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska June 25, 2020. DCMA pilots delivered the F-35As on schedule to the 356th Fighter Squadron and are primed to deliver Eielson’s remaining 48 jets by the end of 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter)

Three U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft assigned to the 356th Fighter Squadron taxi to their new home, the 356th Fighter Squadron, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 25, 2020. Their on-time arrival doubles the F-35A fleet at Eielson from three fighters to six. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter)

A Defense Contract Management Agency pilot taxis a U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II after landing at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 25, 2020. This was the fourth of 54 F-35As scheduled to arrive to Eielson by the end of 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter)

A Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) pilot lands a U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 356th Fighter Squadron at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 25, 2020. Pilots assigned to DCMA deliver aircraft to bases around the world. For the 356th Fighter Squadron, DCMA aircraft deliveries enable F-35 pilots to focus on stand up and training preparation without risk of COVID-19 exposure. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter)

A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 356th Fighter Squadron lands at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 25, 2020. Eielson received three F-35As, doubling the current fleet from three to six. Eielson is set to receive a total of 54 aircraft by the end of 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter)

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