Photo: First U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Joint Strike Fighters perform aerial refueling from KC-130J

Oct 04 2012 - Leave a Comment

On Oct. 2, two U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Joint Strike Fighters conducted the first aerial refueling with a KC-130J Hercules in the sky above Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

The aircraft involved in the air-to-air refuel operations belonged to the Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501, from Eglin, whereas the tanker was a KC-130J from Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252, based out of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C.

Image credit: U.S. Marine Corps