The Pacific Air Forces is hostingÂ a two-day inaugural F-35 symposium in Hawaii forÂ U.S. allies and partners in the Pacific region to discuss efforts related to theÂ Lockheed Martin-built joint strike fighter aircraft.
The Defense Department said Monday the event will take place at Joint Base PearlÂ Harbor-Hickam and bring togetherÂ officials who oversee F-35 operations in the U.S.,Â Australia, Japan, South Korea and eight other international partners.
PACAF’s symposium will includeÂ open discussions and briefings about F-35 activities such bed down, logistics, integration, sustainment and combat operations.
“We will continue to invest in the combat capability required to assure our ability to defend freedom and uphold the rules-based international order,” said Brig. Gen. Craig Wills, director of strategy, plans and programs atÂ PACAF.
PACAF officials added that the symposium will offer an environment that can help increaseÂ cooperation and interoperatbility among countries that are part ofÂ theÂ F-35Â program.