Corps to activate Joint Strike Fighter training squadron in April

18 Mar 2010 | 2nd MAW Public Affairs

Media are invited to the reactivation ceremony of  Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 451 at the Naval Aviation Museum, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., on Thursday, April 1 at 2 p.m.

Following a 13-year retirement, VMFA-451 will be reactivated in order to be re-designated as Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 in a ceremony scheduled for Friday, Apr. 2 at 10 a.m., aboard Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., at the Joint Integrated Training Center. 

VMFAT-501 will stand up as the Marine Corps’ first F-35B Lightning II training squadron.

Interested media should contact Major Aisha Bakkar or Mike Barton at (252) 466-4241, or e-mail aisha.bakkar@usmc.mil by March 25 for more information or to arrange entry to the reactivation and re-designation ceremonies being held at Naval Air Station Pensacola and Eglin AFB respectively. 


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