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.
Eight F-22A Raptors and about 140 Airmen from Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, deployed August 17-28 for the Weapons Systems Evaluation Program hosted by the 83rd Fighter Weapons Squadron.
Col. Thomas W. Bergeson will assume command of the 3rd Wing on Aug. 18, thus becoming the 100th commander at Elmendorf AFB.
Now that the arrival ceremonies are over and the anticipation has subsided with the F-22A Raptor, Holloman AFB Airmen are on an aggressive training schedule to prepare them for combat operations.
Capt. Jammie Jamieson left the state of Washington with a fledgling love of flying. This weekend she returns as the first female operational and combat-ready pilot of the world's most advanced fighter aircraft, the F-22A Raptor.
Air Combat Command's F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team successfully completed the first ever trans-Atlantic deployment for the F-22 Raptor July 15.
The Honolulu Advertiser reports that Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii expects to recieve the first 2 of 20 F-22s in June of 2010.