Brian Easterling, a 96th Test Wing firefighter, extracts an injured pilot from an F-35 Lightning II during a major accident response exercise May 9. This was the first MARE involving the Air Force’s newest fighter aircraft at Eglin. First responders had to put out fires on debris from the aircraft after a hard landing. They also had to extract the injured pilot and get him to medical personnel.


U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.


See the F-35 in action in Death Valley below: