US Military 'Ride of the Valkyries'

"Mix of Wagner music and: B-roll of the 67th Fighter Squadron from Kadena Air Base conducting various training sorties in Japan. B-roll of U.S. Marines and Navy Corpsmen with 2nd Marine Aircraft (Forward) conduct a casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) rehearsal from Helmand Province, Afghanistan on March 31, 2013. The rehearsal was executed in order to train and prepare Marines and Sailors for a real CASEVAC scenario. (U.S. Marine Corps motion imagery by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia) Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 conducted its first F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Short Take Off, Vertical Landing operations aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. at approximately 8:45 a.m. March 21. This was also the first dual flight of VMFA-121 F-35B aircraft. F-35 test pilot Maj. Richard Rusnok flew BF-19 and conducted the STOVL operations while VMFA-121 commanding officer. Lt. Col. Jeffrey Scott flew BF-20 as a chase aircraft. This occasion marked an important milestone for the F-35 program showing the ability to perform a vertical landing outside of a testing environment."


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