Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen said during a Pentagon press briefing Dec. 10, 2008, that the Air Force seeks to buy “60 or so more” F-22s than the current 183-aircraft program of record. The Air Force leadership has not publicly revealed a new inventory goal yet and says the issue is still under review. Here, F-22s from the 1st Fighter Wing at Langley AFB, Va., soar over the Utah Test and Training Range during a Combat Hammer air-to-ground training exercise, August 2008.
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Air Force Association will close on Wednesday in honor of the late
President George H.W. Bush; the Daily Report will resume Thursday, Dec.
the 41st President and father of the 43rd, George W. Bush, died Nov. 30 at the age of 94. He was the youngest Navy pilot to serve in World War
II, and the last President
to have served in combat.
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