Raptor Record

Posted 29 April 2011
Photo by A1C Maeson L. Elleman

During a scheduled deployment to Kadena AB, Japan in April, pilots from the 525th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron flew thirty F-22 sorties in a single day, setting a new Raptor squadron record. While on Okinawa, Airmen from the F-22 squadron worked with 18th Wing at Kadena and few with crews and aircraft from the 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron, 909th Air Refueling Squadron, and 67th and 44th Fighter Squadrons, as well as with US Marine F/A-18s based on the island. The squadron, known as the Bulldogs, reverted to its normal 525th Fighter Squadron designation when the pilots and maintainers returned home to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, on 29 April 2011.


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