Raptor Reorganization

The US Air Force announced an F-22 fleet consolidation on 29 July 2010. While no final decisions have been made nor timelines determined, it is anticipated that the 7th Fighter Squadron at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, will relocate to Tyndall AFB, Florida, the F-22 training base. The 8th FS at Holloman will be deactivated, and its aircraft redistributed between Elmendorf AFB, Alaska; Langley AFB, Virginia (six F-22s each); and Nellis AFB, Nevada (two aircraft). The announcement did not mention plans for the 301st FS, the Reserve Associate F-22 unit at Holloman. Under the plan, Holloman will get two F-16 squadrons while the 49th Fighter Wing at Holloman will transition to F-16 training.

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