The wait for the F-35C Lightning II aircraft came to a close Wednesday with the arrival of four of the new high-tech jets at Naval Air Station Lemoore.
Hundreds of people watched in awe as the jets roared onto the tarmac for the arrival ceremony. Capt. Markus Gudmundson, commander of Strike Fighter Wing Pacific, said Wednesday’s ceremony marks the culmination of years of planning and hard work.
“It is also the beginning,” Gudmundson said. “I want to stress that this is not the end. It’s too early to spike the football. This is the beginning of the progress we’ve yet to achieve.”