‘49th State’ welcomes 49th F-35
Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Bryce Ward (left), Col. Lawrence Evert, 354th Operations Group commander (center), and Col. Matthew Powell, 354th Maintenance Group commander (right), pose with the Alaska state flag in front of the 354th Fighter Wing’s 49th F-35A Lightning II at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Jan. 25, 2022. Ward was on hand to commemorate the arrival of the 49th F-35 to Alaska, the 49th state to join the republic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Zade Vadnais)
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