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An F-35A Lightning II banks right while flying over the Duke Field runway Aug. 6.  The joint strike fighter landed at Duke for the first time moments later to participate in a joint base exercise.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Sam King)

An F-35A Lightning II banks right while flying over the Duke Field runway Aug. 6. The joint strike fighter landed at Duke for the first time moments later to participate in a joint base exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Sam King)

Capt. Elijah Supper, an F-35A Lightning II pilot with the 58th Fighter Squadron, powers down his aircraft after landing at Duke Field Aug. 6.  The joint strike fighter landed at Duke for the first time moments later to participate in a joint base exercise.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Sam King)

Capt. Elijah Supper, an F-35A Lightning II pilot with the 58th Fighter Squadron, powers down his aircraft after landing at Duke Field Aug. 6. The joint strike fighter landed at Duke for the first time moments later to participate in a joint base exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Sam King)

An F-35A Lightning II banks right while flying over the Duke Field runway Aug. 6.  The joint strike fighter landed at Duke for the first time moments later to participate in a joint base exercise.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Sam King)

An F-35A Lightning II banks right while flying over the Duke Field runway Aug. 6. The joint strike fighter landed at Duke for the first time moments later to participate in a joint base exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Sam King)