F-35B Lightning IIs with Medium Marine Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Reinforced) conduct flight operations carrying Guided Bomb Units from the USS Wasp (LHD 1), Philippine Sea, Feb. 3, 2019.
Naval Aviators with the detachment fly the Marine Corps’ newest, most advanced multi-role fighter, the F-35B.
The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU partnering with Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premier crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region.
ABOARD USS WASP (LHD 1), PHILIPPINE SEA
Video by Lance Cpl. Dylan Hess
31st Marine Expeditionary Unit