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F-22 Raptors deploy to Kadena Air Base, Japan

Posted 1/10/2013   Updated 1/10/2013 Email story   Print story


by Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs

1/10/2013 - JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- F-22A Raptors and about 300 Airmen from the 1st Fighter Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., and the 192nd Fighter Wing, Va. Air National Guard, will deploy to Kadena Air Base, Japan, on a four-month rotation. The F-22's are scheduled to arrive at Kadena AB in mid-January 2013.

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.

For follow-on questions regarding this release, contact the U.S. Pacific Air Forces public affairs office at (808) 449-7984 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (HST), Monday through Friday or via email at

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