F-35 Lightning II has first operational air-to-air missile fire

A U.S. Marine F-35 Lightning II from the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMRA) 211, takes off just above the treeline during a 53rd Weapon Evaluation Group Weapon System Evaluation Program from the Tyndall flightline Sept. 16, 2016. This WSEP marked Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211’s first deployment since standing up the unit on June 30, and was the first operational F-35 firing of a live air-to-air missile during Combat Archer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Solomon Cook/Released)

PHOTO BY: Senior Airman Solomon Cook
VIRIN: 160916-F-FY024-0277.JPG
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