Sustaining a fleet of 187 F-22s—as opposed to a larger sized force—may become a challenge for the Air Force at some point, Lt. Gen. Mark Shackelford, the Air Force’s military acquisition deputy, told lawmakers in Capitol Hill testimony, June 9, 2009. Here, SSgt. Terry Vickery, SSgt. Tim Sullivan, and SrA. Ryan Ott, install an F-22’s canopy at Andersen AFB, Guam, Feb. 18, 2009. Raptors frequently deploy to the Pacific region to help maintain security there.
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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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