The House Armed Services Committee in its June 17, 2009, markup of the 2010 defense budget request added 12 F-22 Raptors, which would bring the total purchase to 199 vice the 187 aircraft the Pentagon had decided it could afford. Here, F-22s fly over the Pacific on Jan. 28, 2009, during a deployment to Andersen AFB, Guam from their home base at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska.
US Air Force photo/MSgt. Kevin Gruenwald
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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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