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June 19, 2018

Langley jets tour Virginia

Two U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors fly over their home-wing, the 1st Fighter Wing at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, June 14, 2018. The 1st FW is the parent unit to first operational F-22 squadron to successfully test new limits on a Joint Direct Attack Munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

June 18, 2018

1MXS Airmen innovation keeps F-22 battle ready

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 1st Maintenance Squadron’s low observable flight know stealth. They are responsible for the stealth coating, known as LO, on the exterior of the F-22 Raptor. If an aircraft’s LO needs repairs, the LO flight fixes it by repainting the affected area in one of their spray booths and send the aircraft on its way.

May 15, 2018

F-22 Demo Team brings show home to Hampton Roads

“Seeing them fly at Langley every day never gets old,” said U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jeff Baskin, Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team dedicated crew chief. “I am excited for our neighbors to see the F-22 show, and hope it makes them proud.”

April 19, 2018

F-22 Raptor Demo Team rockets through FIDAE

U.S. Air Force members from the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team, based out of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, performed at Feria Internacional del Aire y del Espacio air and trade show in Santiago, Chile April 2-7, 2018.

April 3, 2018

F-22 Raptor Demo Team soars through West Coast

U.S. Air Force Maj. Paul “Loco” Lopez, U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team pilot, and his team finished their first air show of the season at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Az., March 17, 2018.

Nov. 8, 2017

F-22 Raptor Demo Team 2017 season soars to an end

Within nine months the 13-member U.S. Air Force Raptor Demonstration Team supported more than 20 air shows in four countries and 16 states; ending the 2017 season at the Aviation Nation Air and Space Expo at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

Nov. 1, 2017

From aggressor to unmatched 5th gen aerial breacher

Air-to-air combat is fast paced and requires the right aircraft and a well-trained pilot. The pilot needs to have a fast reaction speed and the know-how to make the right decisions at the right time, which is why the some 71st Fighter Training Squadron T-38 pilots are selected to fly the very aircraft they oppose in their training mission, the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor.

Oct. 12, 2017

Langley Raptors return home

Over 100 members assigned to the 1st Fighter Wing returned to Langley Air Force Base today after a 6 month deployment to the Middle East. During their deployment, F-22 Raptors participated in Operation INHERENT RESOLVE against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. “I can’t be more proud of our Airmen,” said U.S. Air Force Col. Jason T. Hinds, 1st FW Commander. “They did fantastic work operating and maintaining the F-22 for a prolonged period of combat operations. Well done.”

Sept. 13, 2017

Hungry, why wait? Raptor Café has what you need

In order to maintain control of their air space, birds of prey need to eat to stay healthy. The same is true for Joint Base Langley-Eustis F-22 Raptors; it takes a team to maintain air dominance and JBLE’s Raptor Café aims to make it easier for the Raptor team to have a quick meal between flight line operations. “The flight kitchen keeps us from pulling our Airmen off the flight line, which keeps our planes in the air,” said U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. William Olwig, 27th Aircraft Maintenance Unit support section chief. “Our Airmen can have a hot-nutritious meal without leaving the area, thanks to the Raptor Café; especially for the Airmen that live in the dorms and can’t bring a cooked meal from home.”

Aug. 17, 2017

94 FS takes to the skies for Red Flag 17-4

The 94th Fighter Squadron from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., has taken to the skies for the first time as part of Red Flag 17-4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., completing training on the bombing and gunnery ranges of the Nevada Test and Training Range.