23 squadron

F-35C Lightning II carrier variant joint strike fighter assigned to the Salty Dogs of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 prepares to make an arrested landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).

“Viper in the Night”

U.S. Marines perform maintenance checks on an AH-1Z Viper with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 (Reinforced), 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, aboard the USS Anchorage (LPD 23) during Amphibious Squadron/Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration Training (PMINT) off the coast of San Diego March 2, 2015.

Photo: Sgt. Jamean Berry/DoD via USMC Flickr

An F-35C Lightning II carrier variant joint strike fighter assigned to the Salty Dogs of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 prepares to make an arrested landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The F-35C Lightning II Pax River Integrated Test Force is currently conducting follow-on sea trials aboard the Eisenhower. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Anderson W. Branch/Released)

An F-35C Lightning II carrier variant assigned to the Salty Dogs of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).

Aircraft CF-02, an F-35 Lightning II Carrier Variant attached to the F-35 Pax River Integrated Test Force (ITF) assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 completes a flyover of the guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000). U.S. Navy photo by Andy Wolfe (Released)  

An airman from the 77th Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, walks the line visually inspecting the RAAF’s F/A-18 Hornets during Red Flag 10-3 Feb. 23. The 77th Squadron is deployed to Nellis from RAAF Base Williamtown, Australia.

Binbrook Lightning

English Electric (BAC) Lightning F.6 – XR770, Wing Commander Andy Williams, RAF No. 5 Squadron, RAF Binbrook, England. BAC Lightning F.6 XR770 joined the RAF on September 26, 1966 with No. 74 Squadron at RAF Leuchars followed by service with No. 23 and 56 Squadrons. In 1980 this Lightning was sent to RAF Binbrook and flew with No. 5 Squadron as the commanding officers aircraft, coded with an ‘A’. Recoded 'AA’ in 1987,

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Jerome Gordon uses hand signals to communicate with the pilot of an F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23, on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). Washington, homeported in Norfolk, is underway conducting carrier qualifications in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Wyatt L. Anthony/Released)