The realization of Cherry Point being home to six F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), or F-35 Lightning II, squadrons is nearing as transformation continues to shift away from the legacy AV-8B Harrier to the fifth generation joint strike fighter. 

More than $1 billion in military construction projects are underway to enable the air station to support the next generation fighter aircraft.

F-35B Lightning II jets are already being delivered.