Deployed F-22 Raptors arrive at Andersen

Maj. Chad Newkirk, an F-22 Raptor Reserve pilot assigned to the 302nd Fighter Squadron from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska arrives at Andersen Air Force, Guam on Jan. 18. Andersen received 12 of the $140 million dollar aircraft, more than 250 Airmen have already arrived at the base to begin a three month deployment as the Pacific?s Theater Security Package. As part of the continuing force posture adjustments to address worldwide requirements, the United States continues to deploy additional forces like the F-22 throughout the Western Pacific. This is the latest example of the flexibility U.S. forces have to meet their ongoing commitments and security obligations throughout the Pacific region. Members of the 477th Fighter Group, an Air Force Reserve unit are included in the deployment from Elmendorf AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald) released

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