The 8th Fighter Squadron at Holloman AFB, N.M., took delivery of its first F-22 stealth fighter, Dec. 21, 2009. This aircraft, the unit's new flagship, was formerly assigned to the 1st Fighter Wing at Langley AFB, Va. Holloman's 49th FW is scheduled to field a force of 40 F-22s by the end of 2010, including 20 for the 8th FS and 20 for its sister unit, the 7th FS. The latter already has its full complement. Here, Lt. Col. Craig Baker, 8th FS commander, taxis his unit's new flagship into a hangar after its arrival.
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