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Below, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) answers questions from Pentagon correspondent Jeff Schogol about Iran, the F-35, and whether defense spending would conflict with her plans to expand entitlement programs, such as Medicare.
The active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings conduct an F-35A Combat Power Exercise at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Jan. 6, 2020 (U.S. Air Force/R. Nial Bradshaw)
If you've ever wondered what two fighter wings worth of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters looks like, you now have your answer.
Personnel from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base in Utah conducted a combat power exercise on Monday with an eye-popping 52 F-35A fighters — an exercise that included an impressive "elephant walk" of the assembled fifth-generation aircraft down a runway.
On Wednesday evening, just as President Donald Trump became the third president in U.S. history to be impeached, he was telling a crowd of his supporters in Michigan about how good America's F-35 stealth fighter pilots look.
All of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter variants adopted across the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps "are breaking more often than planned and taking longer to fix," the Pentagon's chief weapons tester told lawmakers on Wednesday.