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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-27/defense-budget-stabilizes-alaska-forces
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Search for pilot continues after jet crash

...got 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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111810/sta_737971848.shtml
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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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111910/sta_738548982.shtml
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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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080607/sta_20070806001.shtml
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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-12-14/last-f-22-raptor-jet-rolls-ga-assembly-
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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-03-21/f-22-fighter-jets-retrofitted-after-ala
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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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-05-13/air-force-needs-answers-requiring-pil
Opinion
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.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052109/reg_442438967.shtml
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072309/opi_468375402.shtml
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-09-22/air-force-lifts-4-month-grounding-f-22-
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