F-35A Honored

Posted 23 September 2014

The F-35A Lightning II was the featured aircraft for the eighteenth annual US Air Force Marathon held 20 September 2014 at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. The aircraft’s likeness appeared on the medals given to all the runners. Other Lockheed Martin aircraft honored previously include the F-22 Raptor (1998 and 2008), F-16 Fighting Falcon (2000), F-117 Nighthawk (2004), U-2 Dragon Lady (2005), C-5 Galaxy (2007), and C-130J Super Hercules (2013). The 88th Air Base Wing at Wright-Patterson coordinates the event, which this year included a full marathon, half marathon, 5k and 10k runs, and a wheelchair division race. More than 16,000 runners and more than 2,300 volunteers participated in the event held annually at the base in Dayton.

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