Sunday, October 3, 2010

7th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron from Japan

After four months, numerous flights aboard C-17s and stops in Hawaii, the 7th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron returned to Holloman on Friday.Members from the 49th Maintenance Group, 49th Operations Group, 49th Mission Support Group and the 44th Fighter Group left May 27 for the first major deployment of the F-22 to the Pacific in Holloman's history.The deployment sent 285 "Fightin' 49ers" and 12 F-22A Raptors to the remote island of Okinawa, Japan, where clear airspace overhead and miles of water around allowed the fifth generation fighter to train alongside Kadena Air Base's F-15C Eagles and KC-135 Stratotankers, while also working with Marine Corp.


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