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Staff Sergeant Kaleb Cortorreal

Staff Sergeant Kaleb Cortorreal is a Dedicated Crew Chief on the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team and a member of the 94th Fighter Generation Squadron. As a Crew Chief, he is responsible for performing detailed inspections, diagnosing malfunctions, replacing components, looking over aircraft maintenance documentation, and ensuring the aircraft is safe for aircrew to fly.

He represents Air Combat Command, the United States Air Force, and the Department of Defense at more than 20 air shows annually. His mission is to ensure the demonstration team has a quality aircraft available to perform a safe demonstration so that millions of spectators get the opportunity to see the F-22’s air superiority.

Cortorreal enlisted in the Air Force on August 14, 2018. He is from Cranston, Rhode Island where he graduated from Cranston West High School in 2018. From a young age he has enjoyed sports, fishing, and working out during his free time.


  • 2019 – 2022: Dedicated Crew Chief, 90th Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK

  • 2022 – Present: Dedicated Crew Chief, 94th Fighter Generation Squadron, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA

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