Photos: F-35B Lightning II showcased in Beaufort

F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters fly-by during a debut showcasing the aircraft to Beaufort's community at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort on August 20.

The F-35 will replace the Marine Corps' aging legacy tactical fleet. MCAS Beaufort is expected to receive the aircraft in 2014 along with Marine Fighter Attack Training squadron 501, the Marine Corps' first F-35B training squadron, which falls under the command of Marine Aircraft Group 31 aboard MCAS Beaufort.

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