F-22 Raptors took to the skies on January 14 as the 27th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron began flight operations with the 18th Wing.
The first wave of F-22 Raptors deploying from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, are scheduled to arrive on Thursday.
Six F-22 Raptors arrived at Kadena Air Base today as part of a three-month deployment in support of U.S. Pacific Command's security obligations in the Western Pacific.
More than 200 personnel and 12 F-22A Raptors from the 27th Fighter Squadron departed for Japan Jan. 6 and 7 for their Air Expeditionary Force deployment.
Japan likely will drop its plan to buy the F-22 Raptor stealth fighter as a replacement for its aging F-15 fleet and instead focus on three other candidates, according to U.S. and Japanese media reports.
Holloman Air Force base received additional F-22s this week. Three arrived Monday and one further example due in around this time.
The U.S. Air Force is scheduled to deploy two contingents of F-22A Raptors to the Pacific theater in January 2009 for approximately three months.
In an effort to provide unique training for the Air Force's newest combat asset, pilots from the 434th Fighter Training Squadron have been traveling to Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. on a weekly basis to train against the F-22 Raptor.
Congress, the current President and the President-elect have been misinformed about the importance of the F-22. The capability of the U.S. to secure air dominance in future conflicts is being put at risk by senior Pentagon officials that don’t possess the skill-sets necessary to make long range plans for the U.S. air power road map.
The 43rd FS of the Air Education and Training Command at Tyndall AFB graduated its first four students from the new F-22 Basic Training Program.
Holloman Air Force base launched the F-22A fleet for training missions in the local area for the first time October 22 to test the aircraft's ability to fly two ship operations.
Happy Birthday 477th Fighter Group! It's been one year since the Air Force Reserve activated its first F-22A associate unit and the Arctic Reserve has already reached Initial Operational Capability.
The F-22 Raptor has surpassed more than 50,000 total flight hours in August while establishing new standards in capability and maturity.
Special events were held Sept. 5 to celebrate the Initial Operating Capability for Elmendorf's C-17 and F-22 units. Elmendorf's 3rd Wing, Alaska ANG's 176th Wing and AFRES's 477th FG all declared IOC for their respective airframes.
The F-22 Combined Test Force reached another milestone as an Edwards F-22 Raptor performed aerial refueling using a synthetic fuel. The first time an Air Force aircraft refueled mid-air using an alternative jet engine fuel.