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Lightning strikes at Duke Field

A 33rd Fighter Wing F-35A Lightning II taxies down the Duke Field flightline for the first time Aug. 6.  The joint strike fighter’s first visit to the reserve base was to participate in a joint major accident response exercise between the 33rd FW, 919th Special Operations Wing and the 96th Test Wing.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Sam King)

A 33rd Fighter Wing F-35A Lightning II taxies down the Duke Field flightline for the first time Aug. 6. The joint strike fighter’s first visit to the reserve base was to participate in a joint major accident response exercise between the 33rd FW, 919th Special Operations Wing and the 96th Test Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Sam King)

A 33rd Fighter Wing F-35A Lightning II powers down on the Duke Field flightline for the first time Aug. 6.  The joint strike fighter’s first visit to the reserve base was to participate in a joint major accident response exercise between the 33rd FW, 919th Special Operations Wing and the 96th Test Wing.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Sam King)

A 33rd Fighter Wing F-35A Lightning II powers down on the Duke Field flightline for the first time Aug. 6. The joint strike fighter’s first visit to the reserve base was to participate in a joint major accident response exercise between the 33rd FW, 919th Special Operations Wing and the 96th Test Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Sam King)

A 33rd Fighter Wing pilot exits an F-35A Lightning II as a 919th Special Operations Wing C-145 begins a take-off roll at Duke Field, Fla., Aug. 6.  The joint strike fighter’s first visit to the reserve base was to participate in a joint major accident response exercise between the 33rd FW, 919th SOW and the 96th Test Wing.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Sam King)

A 33rd Fighter Wing pilot exits an F-35A Lightning II as a 919th Special Operations Wing C-145 begins a take-off roll at Duke Field, Fla., Aug. 6. The joint strike fighter’s first visit to the reserve base was to participate in a joint major accident response exercise between the 33rd FW, 919th SOW and the 96th Test Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Sam King)