F-22 Photographs

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    Two F/A-22 Raptors and a F-15 Eagle fly in formation during a training sortie at Langley AFB, Va. The 27th Fighter Squadron currently has five permanently assigned Raptors. [U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ben Bloker]
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    Lt. Col. James Hecker banks his F/A-22 Raptor during a training sortie at Langley AFB, Va. He is the 27th Fighter Squadron commander. [U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ben Bloker]
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    An F/A-22 Raptor receives gas from a McGuire Air Force Base, N.J., KC-10 Extender during a training sortie at Langley AFB. The 27th Fighter Squadron currently has five permanently assigned Raptors. [U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ben Bloker]
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    (From left) Staff Sgts. Ronald Osburn and Andrew Fowler, and Senior Airman Clinton Postlethwait await the shutdown of an F/A-22 Raptor flown by Capt. John Echols during an exercise at Langley AFB. The exercise evaluated the 1st Fighter Wing's ability to prepare and deploy people, equipment and support assets to a combat environment. [U.S Air Force photo by Staff Sgt Eric T. Sheler]
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    Senior Airman Rick Alexander marshals in Col. James Hecker after returning from a simulated F/A-22 Raptor combat sortie during an exercise at Langley AFB. The exercise evaluated the 1st Fighter Wing's ability to prepare and deploy people, equipment and support assets to a combat environment. Colonel Hecker is the 27th Fighter Squadron commander. [U.S Air Force photo by Staff Sgt Eric T. Sheler]
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    F-22A Raptor #91-4008, flown by Maj. John Teichert, releases a guided bomb unit-32 1,000-pound joint direct attack munitions at supersonic speed for the first time near California's Panamint Mountain range. Major Teichert is a test pilot assigned to the 411th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. [U.S. Air Force photo by Darin Russell]
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    A1C Richard Alexander marshals in Lt. Col. Wade Tolliver as he delivers the second permanent F/A-22 Raptor at Langley AFB June 8. Langley AFB's third Raptor also arrived June 8. Colonel Tolliver is the 27th Fighter Squadron director of operations, and Airman Alexander is an F/A-22 assistant crew chief. [USAF photo by TSgt. Ben Bloker]
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    Lt. Col. James Hecker (Sqn commander) delivers the first operational F/A-22 Raptor to its permanent home at Langley Air Force Base, Va. Tail number 4042 marks the first of 26 Raptors to be delivered to the 27th Fighter Squadron. [U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ben Bloker]
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    Langley's first operational F/A-22 Raptor #4042 touches down at Langley AFB on May 12th. This is the first of 26 Raptors to be delivered to the 27th Fighter Squadron. The Raptor program is managed by the F/A-22 System Program Office at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. [U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Travis Aston]
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    Lt. Col James Hecker, the 27th Fighter Squadron commander, delivers the first operational F/A-22 Raptor #03-4042 to its permanent home at Langley Air Force Base, Va., on May 12, 2005. [USAF photo by TSgt Ben Bloker]
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    An F-15 Eagle, F/A-22 Raptor and P-51 Mustang train for heritage flight formation flying here April 27. Maj. Michael Shower, piloting the F/A-22, is getting his checkout ride for the formation with P-51 Pilot Maj. Gen. Mike Decuir, the Air Combat Command operations director, and Capt. Jason Costello, a 1st Fighter Wing demonstration team pilot. [U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ben Bloker]
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    An F-15 Eagle, F/A-22 Raptor and P-51 Mustang train for heritage flight formation flying April 27 off the coast of Langley Air Force Base, Va. Maj. Michael Shower, piloting the F/A-22, is getting his checkout ride for the formation with P-51 Pilot Maj. Gen. Mike Decuir, the Air Combat Command operations director, and Capt. Jason Costello, a 1st Fighter Wing demonstration team pilot. [U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ben Bloker]