Hickam Raptors Coming Soon

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Unread post15 Mar 2010, 06:16

Hickam is to receive its fist two raptors soon. June 2010. Judging by previous units acquisitions probably within the first week. Hopefully pics will be popping up within a month or two. Anyone have any idea which 2 aircraft they will be? Will be coming from Langley but heard a rumor that one of the two may be coming from Tyndall since they are getting a few of the OT raptors but who knows. Im betting at least one of them will be marked 199FS!!!!
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Unread post30 Apr 2010, 11:31

hey howzit going. i'm new here but i am stationed at hickam with the 199th. i am in the Low Obervability shop for the f-22. and our time line show 2 f 22 inbound around the end of june. with ground breaking on the 9th of july for them. i heard rumors from an active duty guy that is now assigned to our shop that the 1st 2 raptor will be TN 44 and 45. any more than that i would love to verify that. we get those 2 birds until jan. as training bird then they will leave for depot and we will be getting 2 more in jan and then 2 more every month til we hit the total of 20. i don't believe i have said anything classified since i also got those dates from the local paper. lol so that should cover my butt. but i am really intrested as to what planes we will be getting that way i can do a little history check on them and see how they stand. i also know that we are only getting hand me downs.lol go figure. but no the less any info would be great. thanks in advance. randy oh and when i get a chance i will post some pix of the tails and aircraft. mainly because i am a f-22 nut and can't wait for them to get here.
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Unread post30 Apr 2010, 22:30

Any raptor is a raptor!!! Not really a hand me down though I see your point. 44 and 45 sound right, but you said you only get them till jan and then they leave for the depot? Do you get them back or no? Interesting because holloman kept their original 2. Seems the originals become the wing kings for the ceremony as well. Anyway, Id say those two will be the ones.
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Unread post20 Jun 2010, 10:35

Should be arriving within a week!!! Watch for pics!! They are at Hill now for paint/maintenance....
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Unread post20 Jun 2010, 10:43

randychnr wrote:hey howzit going. i'm new here but i am stationed at hickam with the 199th. i am in the Low Obervability shop for the f-22. and our time line show 2 f 22 inbound around the end of june. with ground breaking on the 9th of july for them. i heard rumors from an active duty guy that is now assigned to our shop that the 1st 2 raptor will be TN 44 and 45. any more than that i would love to verify that. we get those 2 birds until jan. as training bird then they will leave for depot and we will be getting 2 more in jan and then 2 more every month til we hit the total of 20. i don't believe i have said anything classified since i also got those dates from the local paper. lol so that should cover my butt. but i am really intrested as to what planes we will be getting that way i can do a little history check on them and see how they stand. i also know that we are only getting hand me downs.lol go figure. but no the less any info would be great. thanks in advance. randy oh and when i get a chance i will post some pix of the tails and aircraft. mainly because i am a f-22 nut and can't wait for them to get here.


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Unread post28 Jun 2010, 22:16

Hi !
when RAPTOR "HH" will arrive ...
and where are 8th FS "new" birds ?
(only 4077 now ...)

ps : just a question ... what do you think about "AURORA" ? real or just a legend ... "to be or not to be ..."
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Unread post28 Jun 2010, 22:39

randychnr, not looking for anything classified, but what does the L.O. shop do? The only things I can imagine are touching up ram paint and maybe checking L.O. integrity with some type of handheld device or special radar room (like an engine room when they strap the a/c down and run the engines up). Once again if your shop's activities are classified just say I can't tell you. Just curious because our club has visited other shops like paint, amx, base ops, environmental, even some of the pilot's bars (aggressors was the best). Thx!
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Unread post09 Jul 2010, 21:02

So 046 and 045 both have the standard HH and numbers but both have different tailflashes as well. 045 has the older style like the F-15's and 046 has a grey band with something written on it. Dont know what though.....
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Unread post10 Jul 2010, 08:30

Now posted as this article HIANG newest guard wing to fly F-22 Raptor


During the F-22 arrival ceremony on July 9th, 2010 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, a crew chief ushers in the first F-22 Raptor for the 154th Wing. [USAF photo by TSgt. Betty J. Squatrito-Martin]
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Unread post11 Jul 2010, 18:05

Hi !
good news for HAWAII ANG : 03-4045 and 03-4046 arrived !
let's go for database update ...
any others news from 8th birds ?
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Unread post12 Jul 2010, 15:50

Well just when you thought you have seen it all... the 19th Fighters Squadron began deactivating at Elemendorf and have now been reactivated as the active duty associate squadron at Hickam.
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Unread post12 Jul 2010, 19:11

Lockheed Martin wrote:Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptors Make Permanent Home In Hawaii

HICKAM AFB, Hawaii, July 12th, 2010 -- Officials at Hickam AFB, Hawaii, formally dedicated two Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-22 Raptors on July 9, inaugurating the base as the newest permanent home for the aircraft and marking the start of a partnership between the Hawaii Air National Guard and the active-duty Air Force in flying the F-22.

Pilots from the 199th Fighter Squadron, 154th Wing, Hawaii Air National Guard, and from the active-duty 19th Fighter Squadron, 15th Wing, will fly the F-22 at Hickam. A combination of Hawaii ANG personnel and active-duty airmen will maintain the base’s eventual fleet of 20 Raptors.

Ceremony speakers included Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle; U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye; Gen. Gary L. North, commander of Pacific Air Forces; and Gen. Craig R. McKinley, chief of the National Guard Bureau.

“We at Lockheed Martin are proud to celebrate with the Hawaii Air National Guard and Hickam Air Force Base as the base becomes the newest operational home for the F-22,” said George Shultz, vice president and general manager of the F-22 Program for Lockheed Martin. “We look forward to a long-lasting partnership with the Hawaii ANG and the base in keeping the Raptor flying and further enhancing its capabilities over time, to ensure Hickam F-22s promote deterrence and stability through air power in the Pacific for decades to come.”

F-22 Raptors are assigned to seven U.S. bases. Flight testing takes place at Edwards AFB, Calif. Operational tactics development is ongoing at Nellis AFB, Nev. Pilot training occurs at Tyndall AFB, Fla. Operational F-22 aircraft are assigned to Langley AFB, Va.; Elmendorf AFB, Alaska; Holloman AFB, N.M.; and Hickam AFB.

The world’s only operational fifth-generation fighter, the F-22 boasts a unique combination of stealth, speed, agility, situational awareness and lethal long-range air-to-air and air-to-ground weaponry to make it the world’s best air dominance fighter and to enable it to deter and defeat current and emerging threats. For more information on the F-22, visit www.lockheedmartin.com/products/f22/.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 136,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation reported 2009 sales of $45.2 billion.

source: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/news/pres ... awaii.html
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Unread post13 Jul 2010, 09:39

If you look at some of the PACAF media pool pics... the two rapters 045 and 046 have different badges on the tail... 045 has the ANG badge and the tail stripe like the 199FS F-15s... 046 carries the PACAF badge and please correct me if I am wrong.. but is that gamecocks marked on the tail for the 19FS???
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Unread post13 Jul 2010, 10:05


USAF F-22A block 20 no. 03-4045 flying over the Pacific Ocean on its way to its new home, Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam on July 2nd, 2010. The 199th FS of the HIANG is transitioning from the F-15 and will serve as the only ANG led joint Guard and Active Duty squadron in the Pacific and the second in the USAF. [USAF photo by SrA. Gustavo Gonzalez]


USAF F-22A block 20 no. 03-4045 heads for its new home, Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam on July 2nd, 2010. The 199th FS of the HIANG is transitioning from the F-15 and will serve as the only ANG led joint Guard and Active Duty squadron in the Pacific and the second in the USAF. [USAF photo by SrA. Gustavo Gonzalez]


USAF F-22A block 20 no. 03-4045 taxing on the flight line at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii on July 2nd, 2010. The 199th FS of the HIANG is transitioning from the F-15 and will serve as the only ANG led joint Guard and Active Duty squadron in the Pacific and the second in the USAF. [USAF photo by SSgt. Mike Meares]


USAF F-22A block 20 no. 03-4046 on the flight line at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii on July 9th, 2010. The 199th FS of the HIANG is transitioning from the F-15 and will serve as the only ANG led joint Guard and Active Duty squadron in the Pacific and the second in the USAF. [USAF photo by TSgt. Jerome S. Tayborn]
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Unread post13 Jul 2010, 13:48

A better photo of 03-4045 during its flight to Hawaii.


USAF F-22A block 20 no. 03-4045 soars through the skies on its way home to Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii on July 2nd, 2010. [USAF photo by SrA. Gustavo Gonzalez]
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A Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam tail flash is painted on the tail of an F-22 June 28. The first two of twenty F-22 Raptors, the U.S. Air Force's most advanced fighter jet, will be dedicated on Friday, July 9, 2010. (Courtesy photo)
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Close up of the tail of USAF F-22A block 20 no. 03-4045 after it arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam on July 2, 2010. [USAF photo by SSgt. Mike Meares]
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