F-22As enroute to Northern Edge

ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - F-22s from the 1st Fighter Wing stationed at Langley AFB, Va. fly to Elmendorf AFB Alaska on 23 May 2006.  The 7.5 hour transit was the longest continuous deployment of F-22s as 12 Raptors will participate in Exercise Northern Edge which is slated in June as a joint exercise under the control of Pacific Command. (Photo by Paul Weatherman)

ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - F-22s from the 1st Fighter Wing stationed at Langley AFB, Va. fly to Elmendorf AFB Alaska on 23 May 2006. The 7.5 hour transit was the longest continuous deployment of F-22s as 12 Raptors will participate in Exercise Northern Edge which is slated in June as a joint exercise under the control of Pacific Command. (Photo by Paul Weatherman)

ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - F-22s from the 1st Fighter Wing stationed at Langley AFB, Va. fly to Elmendorf AFB Alaska on 23 May 2006.  The 7.5 hour transit was the longest continuous deployment of F-22s as 12 Raptors will participate in Exercise Northern Edge which is slated in June as a joint exercise under the control of Pacific Command. (Photo by Paul Weatherman)

ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - F-22s from the 1st Fighter Wing stationed at Langley AFB, Va. fly to Elmendorf AFB Alaska on 23 May 2006. The 7.5 hour transit was the longest continuous deployment of F-22s as 12 Raptors will participate in Exercise Northern Edge which is slated in June as a joint exercise under the control of Pacific Command. (Photo by Paul Weatherman)

ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - F-22s from the 1st Fighter Wing stationed at Langley AFB, Va. fly to Elmendorf AFB Alaska on 23 May 2006.  The 7.5 hour transit was the longest continuous deployment of F-22s as 12 Raptors will participate in Exercise Northern Edge which is slated in June as a joint exercise under the control of Pacific Command. (Photo by Paul Weatherman)

ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - F-22s from the 1st Fighter Wing stationed at Langley AFB, Va. fly to Elmendorf AFB Alaska on 23 May 2006. The 7.5 hour transit was the longest continuous deployment of F-22s as 12 Raptors will participate in Exercise Northern Edge which is slated in June as a joint exercise under the control of Pacific Command. (Photo by Paul Weatherman)

ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - F-22s from the 1st Fighter Wing stationed at Langley AFB, Va. fly to Elmendorf AFB Alaska on 23 May 2006.  The 7.5 hour transit was the longest continuous deployment of F-22s as 12 Raptors will participate in Exercise Northern Edge which is slated in June as a joint exercise under the control of Pacific Command. (Photo by Paul Weatherman)

ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - F-22s from the 1st Fighter Wing stationed at Langley AFB, Va. fly to Elmendorf AFB Alaska on 23 May 2006. The 7.5 hour transit was the longest continuous deployment of F-22s as 12 Raptors will participate in Exercise Northern Edge which is slated in June as a joint exercise under the control of Pacific Command. (Photo by Paul Weatherman)

ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - F-22s from the 1st Fighter Wing stationed at Langley AFB, Va. fly to Elmendorf AFB Alaska on 23 May 2006.  The 7.5 hour transit was the longest continuous deployment of F-22s as 12 Raptors will participate in Exercise Northern Edge which is slated in June as a joint exercise under the control of Pacific Command. (Photo by Paul Weatherman)

ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - F-22s from the 1st Fighter Wing stationed at Langley AFB, Va. fly to Elmendorf AFB Alaska on 23 May 2006. The 7.5 hour transit was the longest continuous deployment of F-22s as 12 Raptors will participate in Exercise Northern Edge which is slated in June as a joint exercise under the control of Pacific Command. (Photo by Paul Weatherman)

ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - F-22s from the 1st Fighter Wing stationed at Langley AFB, Va. fly to Elmendorf AFB Alaska on 23 May 2006.  The 7.5 hour transit was the longest continuous deployment of F-22s as 12 Raptors will participate in Exercise Northern Edge which is slated in June as a joint exercise under the control of Pacific Command. (Photo by Paul Weatherman)

ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - F-22s from the 1st Fighter Wing stationed at Langley AFB, Va. fly to Elmendorf AFB Alaska on 23 May 2006. The 7.5 hour transit was the longest continuous deployment of F-22s as 12 Raptors will participate in Exercise Northern Edge which is slated in June as a joint exercise under the control of Pacific Command. (Photo by Paul Weatherman)