Alaska Sen. Mark Begich (D) wrote the Air Force leadership on June 8, 2010, asking it to increase the number of F-22 fighters stationed in his state at Joint Base Elmendorf. Currently Elmendorf hosts 40 Raptors, but Begich contends that this total isn't enough to meet mission demands likes air sovereignty alert. Here one of Elmendorf's F-22s arrives at Andersen AFB, Guam, Jan. 18, 2010.
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