"This squadron is important because it's not a testing squadron, it's an operational squadron that will continue to train pilots and maintenance crews on the capabilities of the aircraft," said spokesman Capt. Ulsh.
Pricey F-35B warplanes to go to Corps in Yuma, Ariz. →
The Yuma squadron will have four F-35B Lightning II jets by the end of December, and 16 by the end of fiscal 2014, said Capt. Richard Ulsh, a Marine Corps spokesman.