There are no F-22s in Holloman now?

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qwe2008

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Unread post24 Jun 2012, 14:28

There are two F-22 squadron in Hoffman base before.

but, it's said that one squadron was disbanded, the other was moved to Tyndall base.
is it true?
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Unread post24 Jun 2012, 15:14

http://www.defensenews.com/article/2010 ... 650-Planes

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Air Force officials went on record last year in support of putting the F-22s together. They argued that consolidation would save money and better align the fighter force since Congress has capped the number of F22s at 188 and nearly 250 F-15s and F-16s are headed to the boneyard.

Holloman became a candidate to relinquish its F-22s because its role of training pilots and sensor operators of remote-controlled aircraft grew.

The new plan calls for one of Holloman's two F-22 squadrons to move to Tyndall, already home to the service's lone F-22 training squadron. The new Tyndall squadron will fly operational missions. The Air Force did not say which F-22 squadron will move.

Adding an F-22 squadron to Tyndall assuages lawmakers who were concerned that Tyndall - with just one flying squadron - would be vulnerable in future drawdowns.

The second Holloman F-22 squadron will be deactivated. Six planes each will go to F-22 units at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., gets the remaining pair of F-22s for combat training and testing.
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Unread post24 Jun 2012, 18:53

The 7th FS is still there and is still flying their jets. Not sure when they're slated to leave/disband though.
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Unread post03 Jul 2012, 20:21

The 44th FG/301st FS is also flying missions as well alongside the demons.

Word from a source working at Holloman is the Raptors will leave next Spring.
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Unread post03 Jul 2012, 21:29

So which squadron is in the UAE?
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Unread post05 Jul 2012, 21:29

Or they could be given to the Oregon ANG? This move would leave the continental west coast Raptor-free.

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