Mountain Home AFB hosts largest off-station F-35A operation to date

Senior Airman Cheyenne Rust, an F-35A crew chief with the 388th Fighter Wing's 34th Fighter Squadron, currently deployed to Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, marshals a jet prior to the first sorties of the day July 10. (U.S. Air Force photo by Micah Garbarino)
The squadron, normally stationed at Hill AFB, Utah, is functioning as a detachment with about 300 Airmen in operations, support and maintenance. They arrived at Mountain Home AFB with 17 jets and will build up to 24 as they continue to receive and process new aircraft being delivered from the Lockheed Martin production line.

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