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F-35B Vertical Landing USS Wasp

PACIFIC OCEAN (July 17, 2018) An F-35B Lightning II aircraft with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VFMA) 121 lands on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) during carrier qualifications and flight deck certifications. VMFA-121 is aboard Wasp assigned under the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit forward deployed to Okinawa, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Molina/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (July 17, 2018) An F-35B Lightning II aircraft with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VFMA) 121 lands on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) during carrier qualifications and flight deck certifications. VMFA-121 is aboard Wasp assigned under the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit forward deployed to Okinawa, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Molina/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (July 17, 2018) An F-35B Lightning II aircraft with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VFMA) 121 lands on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) during carrier qualifications and flight deck certifications. VMFA-121 is aboard Wasp assigned under the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit forward deployed to Okinawa, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Molina/Released)

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US Marines F-35 East China Sea

EAST CHINA SEA (March 12, 2018) An F-35B Lighting II assigned to the "Green Knights" of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 takes off from the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) during flight operations in the Indo-Pacific region. VMFA-121 is assigned to the Okinawa-based 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU). The Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group is conducting a regional patrol meant to strengthen regional alliances, provide rapid-response capability, and advance the Up-Gunned ESG concept. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Barker/Released)

EAST CHINA SEA (March 12, 2018) An F-35B Lighting II assigned to the "Green Knights" of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 takes off from the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) during flight operations in the Indo-Pacific region. VMFA-121 is assigned to the Okinawa-based 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU). The Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group is conducting a regional patrol meant to strengthen regional alliances, provide rapid-response capability, and advance the Up-Gunned ESG concept. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Barker/Released)

EAST CHINA SEA (March 12, 2018) An F-35B Lighting II assigned to the “Green Knights” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 takes off from the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) during flight operations in the Indo-Pacific region. VMFA-121 is assigned to the Okinawa-based 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU). The Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group is conducting a regional patrol meant to strengthen regional alliances, provide rapid-response capability, and advance the Up-Gunned ESG concept. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Barker/Released)