Largest Deployment of F-22 Raptors to Pacific Underway

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The U.S. Air Force has deployed two squadrons of F-22 Raptors to the Pacific as part of on-going rotations of forces to ensure security and stability throughout the region.

The U.S. Air Force has deployed two squadrons of F-22 Raptors to the Pacific as part of on-going rotations of forces to ensure security and stability throughout the region.

Twelve Raptors deployed from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, arrived at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Jan. 18, 2009. The week prior, twelve Raptors from Langley Air Force Base, Va., began arriving at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Both squadrons will be deployed to the Pacific for three months and will spend that time conducting air combat training with Air Force and other U.S. military assets in the region.

F-22s are the Air Force's newest and most advanced fighter, combining stealth, maneuverability, supercruise capability and superior avionics to provide the U.S. with unmatched air dominance.

High-resolution photos of the F-22s operating in Japan can be found at this link: http://www.kadena.af.mil/raptors.asp

High-resolution photos of the F-22s operating in Guam can be found at this link: http://www.andersen.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123131793

For more information about the deployment or to arrange an interview, please contact Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs at (808) 448-3228 or via e-mail at pacaf (dot) paops (at) hickam (dot) af (dot) mil.

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