Staff Sergeant Joshua Peterson is a weapons load crew chief for the F-35A Lightning II Demonstration team, based out of the 388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The mission of the F-35A Lightning II Demonstration team is to showcase the unique aerial capabilities of the Air Force’s most advanced 5th generation multi-role stealth fighter, the F-35A Lightning II, as well as highlight the history of the Air Force’s service through heritage formation flights. SSgt Peterson is responsible for any F-35A munitions loading and unloading and weapons system maintenance.

Sergeant Peterson entered the United States Air Force in January 2016 after graduating from high school. His primary background and experience is on the F-35A Lightning II aircraft. Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is his first duty station.


2019 Aircraft Armament Systems Technology, Community College of the Air Force
2020 Airman Leadership School, Hill AFB, Utah.
2020 Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


1.  March 2016 – August 2016, Student, 363rd Training Squadron, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas
2.  September 2016 – April 2018, Weapons Load Crew Member, 421st Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Hill AFB, Utah
3.  May 2018 – February 2021, Weapons Load Crew Chief, 421st Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Hill AFB, Utah
4.  March 2021 – Present, Weapons Load Crew Chief, F-35A Demonstration Team, Hill AFB, Utah


Air Force Achievement Medal