7/29/2012 - JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- F-22A Raptors from the 1st Fighter Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., have deployed to Kadena Air Base, Japan. The F-22's arrived at Kadena AB on July 27th.
Pacific Air Forces Theater Security Package deployments to the Asia-Pacific region signify a continued commitment to regional stability and security, while allowing units to train in the Pacific theater. F-22's routinely deploy throughout the PACOM AOR.
The F-22 deployment to Kadena AB is in support of U.S. Pacific Command's security obligations in the Western Pacific, and the deployed unit will perform training under the direction of the 18th Wing at Kadena AB.
The United States routinely evaluates readiness and repositions forces as needed to ensure capabilities necessary to meet obligations in the Asia-Pacific region. These deployments demonstrate the continued U.S. commitment to fulfill security responsibilities throughout the Western Pacific and to maintain peace in the region.