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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