NAS Lemoore’s game changer

Published: Jan 25, 2017
LEMOORE

F35

Called a game changer and the most advanced generation airplane, the F-35C Lightning II is the Navy’s newest fighter jet.

After years of development, the strike fighters now call Lemoore Naval Air Station home.

The F-35C planes landed in Lemoore for the first time on Wednesday as they were introduced to the base and the West Coast.

“What a great day for aviation, and really for the Lemoore community,” said Naval Air Forces Commander Vice Admiral Mike Shoemaker. “We’re introducing – no kidding – game-changing fifth generation capabilities.”