U.S. Air Force F 22 Raptor
The F 22 Raptor is the Air Force’s newest fighter aircraft. Its combination of stealth, super-cruise, maneuverability, and integrated avionics, coupled with improved support-ability, represents an exponential leap in war-fighting capabilities.
The Raptor performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions allowing full realization of operational concepts vital to the 21st century Air Force.
Hickam’s Total Force Integration
In the YouTube video picture above an F 22 Raptor soars through the air on its way home to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. The first two F-22s, the U.S. Air Force’s most advanced fighter jet, were dedicated July 9, 2010, at a ceremony here. 
F 22 Raptor Maximum Supremacy
An F 22 Raptor performs a maximum climb takeoff during the an air show at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The open house is an opportunity for the Las Vegas community to view aerial demonstrations and static displays of various aircraft from the military. 
Fort Monroe Flyover
OVER VIRGINIA — Lt. Col. James Hecker flies over Fort Monroe before delivering the first operational F 22A Raptor to its permanent home at Langley Air Force Base, Va., on May 12. This is the first of 26 F 22 Raptors to be delivered to the 27th Fighter Squadron. The Raptor program is managed by the F 22A System Program Office at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. Colonel Hecker is the squadron’s commander. 
Supersonic JDAM drop marks increase in Raptor Capability
OVER CALIFORNIA — An F 22 Raptor, flown by U.S. Air Force Major 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, California. 
Kicking in the Afterburner
Raptor, Thunderbirds fly over California
The F 22 Raptor performs for thousands during an April 1 air show at Naval Base Ventura County in Point Mugu, California. This F 22 is based at Langley Air Force Base, Va. The F 22 Raptor is the Air Force’s newest stealth military fighter aircraft. The sophisticated F 22 aerodesign, advanced flight controls, thrust vectoring, and high thrust-to-weight ratio provide the capability to outmaneuver all current and projected aircraft. 
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, HI, UNITED STATES
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor from Hawaii Air National Guard’s 154th Wing takes off for the morning mission during Sentry Aloha 18-01. Sentry Aloha provides tailored, cost effective and realistic combat training for U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard and other Department of Defense services to provide U.S. war-fighters with the skill sets necessary to perform their homeland defense and overseas combat missions. 
Thank you for the amazing photos U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Gustavo Gonzalez  Edited by USA Flag Co., Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald , Tech. Sgt. Ben Bloker , Darin Russell , Tech Sgt Justin D. Pyle , Air National Guard Senior Master Sgt. Chris Drudge .
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