The battle of the F-22 is fully engaged now, with President Obama on record saying he would veto a defense bill with additional Raptors and Republican Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) and Democratic Sen. Carl Levin (Mich.) bucking their own committee to lob off the additional Raptors from the Senate version of the 2010 defense policy bill. Here, an F-22 executes a supersonic flyby over the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) while under way in the Gulf of Alaska June 22, 2009, during exercise Northern Edge 2009.
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An F-35A Lightning II assigned to Hill AFB, Utah,
conducts a training flight with F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to Kunsan
AB, Republic of Korea, over the city of Gunsan, on Dec. 1, 2017,
in preparation for Vigilant Ace 18.
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