A contingent of 12 F-22s and about 250 airmen from the 49th Fighter Wing at Holloman AFB, N.M., is scheduled to deploy the week of May 24, 2010, to Kadena AB, Japan, as part of a normal rotation of US combat forces to the Western Pacific. These F-22s are expected to remain at Kadena for approximately four months. This deployment marks the first time that elements of Holloman's nascent F-22 force have participated in these rotations. Here, two Holloman F-22s prepare to take off on a training mission, Jan. 23, 2010.
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