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Defense budget stabilizes Alaska forces

...he said.Air Force equipment now deployed includes F-22 Raptors in the Middle East as well as E-3 AWACs aircraft...upgraded with new capabilities. The Alaska-based F-22 Raptors, for example, are now the most capable of any in the...
Search for pilot continues after jet crash stuff in his survival kit, so that he could hunker himself down and fight the extreme cold." The twin-engine F-22 Raptor entered service in the mid-2000s and arrived at Elmendorf in August 2007. It's far more maneuverable and stealthy...
Search continues for F-22 pilot

...Denali Highway in interior Alaska in preparation for a ground search for an Air Force pilot missing after a crash of an F-22 Raptor. Air Force personnel planned to search south of the highway, a 134-mile mostly gravel road that runs east from Cantwell...
Stealthy fighter jet's arrival meets criticism

ANCHORAGE - The U.S. Air Force's most technologically advanced - and expensive - fighter jet, the F-22 Raptor, is designed to be a stealthy killer capable of downing bogies at supersonic speeds. Sound off on the important issues at But...
Last F-22 Raptor jet rolls off Ga. assembly line

MARIETTA, Ga. - The final F-22 Raptor fighter jet rolled off the assembly line at a Lockheed...Air Force, completing its operational fleet.The F-22 Raptor is designed to carry a variety of weapons, including...
F-22 fighter jets retrofitted after Alaska crash

...The Air Force is replacing handles that engage the F-22 Raptor fighter jet's emergency oxygen system after pilots...Anchorage base, the remainder of the nation's 170 F-22 Raptors are stationed at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam...
Air Force needs answers before requiring pilots to fly F-22 Raptor

...Anyone flying the world's most advanced jet fighter must be willing to shoulder a high level of risk. We worry the F-22 Raptor is too risky.For years now, service personnel have complained privately that this very expensive war-bird is unsafe...
Air Force moving F-15s from Elmendorf

...assigned to F-15 operations at Elmendorf. Bergeson says many will be reassigned to other duties on base, such as F-22 Raptors, technologically advanced fighter jets.
Outside editorial: The F-22 debate

...throw up your hands in despair over the political process. At issue is whether the country needs to order seven more F-22 Raptor fighter jets. "If we can't get this right, what on Earth can we get right?" asks Defense Secretary Robert M...
Air Force lifts 4-month grounding of F-22 over oxygen issues, returns stealth jets to service

...Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Forty of the 170 F-22 Raptors are stationed at the Anchorage base.In the past four...crews are back to pre-stand-down functionality.The F-22 Raptor was introduced in 2005, and the Air Force said it has...


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