F-22s didn't see action over Libya because they weren't close by enough when Operation Odyssey Dawn came together, Chief of Staff Gen Norton Schwartz told lawmakers, March 30, 2011. "Clearly, had the F-22s been stationed in Europe, both closer in proximity, and therefore, more available, they undoubtedly would have been used," he said in testimony before the Senate Appropriations Committee's defense panel. Odyssey Dawn began on March 19, 2011. Combat-configured F-22s are based in Alaska, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Virginia. Here, an F-22 is refueled during an exercise at Andersen AFB, Guam, Sept. 14, 2010.
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