Two Years On, Goldfein Says Operations Show F-35 a Game-Changer

As the Air Force wraps up its second year of operational service with the F-35, Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein says he ?could not be happier? with the aircraft, and that it is living up to its billing as a ?game-changer.??

Speaking with Air Force Magazine in his Pentagon office, Goldfein said the F-35 provides its pilot with all the information about the battlespace?even before takeoff?that an F-16 pilot like himself would only have seen after a mission, debriefed with data provided by range instrumentation and command and control aircraft.