ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 21, 2016) The pilot of an F-35C Lightning II carrier variant, assigned to the Salty Dogs of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23, awaits directions from the flight deck crew aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). VX-23 is conducting its third and final developmental test (DT-III) phase aboard George Washington in the Atlantic Ocean. The F-35C is expected to be Fleet operational in 2018.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Price)

US Air Force grounds F-35 fighter jets

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Photos: 2016 NAS Oceana Air Show

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