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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 18, 2015) Two F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters complete vertical landings aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) during the opening day of the first session of operational testing. As the future of Marine Corps aviation, the F-35B will eventually replace all aircraft from three legacy Marine Corps platforms; the AV-8B Harrier, the F/A-18 Hornet, and the EA-6B Prowler. The aircraft are stationed with Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501, Marine Aircraft Group 31, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Beaufort, South Carolina and Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, Marine Aircraft Group 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Yuma, Arizona. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Remington Hall/Released)

Are F-35s fit for combat? Pentagon doesn't know

By Ryan Browne, CNN
The military risks committing itself to buying billions of dollars of F-35 fighter jets before they have demonstrated they are fit for combat, a new Pentagon report warns.
George H. W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Phil Crane and Howard Baker visit Yoken's restaurant in Portsmouth, NH in 1980.

Meet the photographer who's been covering the N.H. primary since 1980

By Cassie Spodak, CNN
One of Jim Cole's favorite photos from when he started photographing the New Hampshire primary shows Republican presidential candidates George H. W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Phil Crane and Howard Baker gathered at the iconic New Hampshire diner Yoken's in 1980 for a campaign event.

Photographer presents wounded veterans in a new light

By Barbara Starr, CNN; Video by Gabe Ramirez, CNN
Michael Stokes is showing the world a very different view of America's wounded veterans.
His no-holds-barred photography has captured dozens of young wounded vets in ways the public is not used to seeing them: fit, happy and proud to show themselves.
What is Special Ops?

Behind the scenes with Special Ops commander

By Barbara Starr, CNN Pentagon Correspondent
Some days Special Operations missions in international hotspots end in success and accolades, as when SEAL Team Six took out Osama bin Laden. These are the missions that tend to be memorialized by Hollywood scriptwriters and shape the image of Special Ops forces in the minds of Americans.

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