U.S. Marine Corps photo by courtesy photo/Released 121204-F-ZZ999-001.JPG
Dec 6, 2012
Staff Sgt Brittney Lehr, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron JSF, and Marine Staff Sgt.Thomas Mitsch, Marine Tiltrotor Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 22, work to remove a panel on an F-35. For more than 18 months, developmental test personnel from the F-35 Integrated Test Force have been responsible for training operational maintainers from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron and Marine Tiltrotor Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 22; the marines who will maintain the F-35B Short Takeoff Vertical Landing variant. Seventy-six personnel have successfully completed the program with 15 maintainers currently participating.
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