Hawaii F-22 Squadrons in Sortie Generation Exercise


04/09/2013: F-22s flown by the Hawaii Air National Guard’s 199th Fighter Squadron and the active duty Air Force’s 19th Fighter Squadron take off during an early morning 14-ship sortie rotation.

The squadrons launched and recovered a record number of sorties, which is the most executed by these squadrons on a single day since the conversion to the F-22s.

The sortie “surge” took place as the units were being readied to declare full operational capability April 7.

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 Credit:54th Wing Public Affairs:4/7/13