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A formation of 42 F-35A Lightning IIs from the 354th Fighter Wing advance down the runway during a routine readiness exercise at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, March 25, 2022. (Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel Tamondong/Air Force)
New leader takes over at F-35 program office
The program executive officer is responsible for steering one of the most complex and vital programs in the Defense Department, the fifth-generation fighter flown by the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, as well as multiple international partners.
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