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McCain welcomes new fighter jet squadron

In this Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, file photo, the first F-35B fighter jet attached to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 arrives at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma in Yuma, Ariz. So far two veteran pilots of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing have been trained to fly the F-35B. They are becoming the first members of the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 that will debut at a ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz.(AP Photo/The Yuma Sun, Craig Fry, File)

Sen. John McCain on Tuesday welcomed the Marine Corps' first squadron of pilots who are being called upon to fly the branch's version of the next-generation F-35 fighter jet out of its long and troubled testing phase.

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