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May 14, 2020

Flyby salutes Virginia healthcare, essential workers

The Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team and Air Force Heritage Flight performed a formation flyover throughout the Virginia peninsula, in salute to everyone on the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19, as well as those staying at home to “flatten the curve” of the virus May 12, 2020. The formation was led by Maj. Joshua “Cabo” Gunderson, F-22 Raptor Demo Team commander, along with two World War II P-51 Mustangs piloted by Jim Beasley Jr. and Andrew McKenna from the Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation.

March 5, 2020

Raptor bird bath: contract gives time back to the mission

The 1st Fighter Wing is responsible for one-third of the U.S. Air Force’s F-22 Raptors and the Airmen of the 1st Maintenance Group are responsible for maintaining them. However, in order to keep the aircraft mission ready, they must be washed regularly, taking time away from maintainers’ primary duties.

Feb. 3, 2020

F-22 Demo Team heads to Singapore to kick off 2020 season

The Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team will begin their 2020 show season at the Singapore Airshow, Feb. 11-16, 2020.

Jan. 22, 2020

F-22 Demo Team announces new pilot

U.S. Air Force Maj. Josh Gunderson takes over as the new F-22 Demonstration Team pilot and commander, Jan. 21, 2020, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. Gunderson, who goes by the callsign “Cabo,” will lead the 14-member demo team for both the 2020 and 2021 show seasons.

Jan. 17, 2020

F-22 Raptor incident during landing

An incident involving an F-22 Raptor occurred while landing at Joint Base Langley-Eustis Jan. 16, at approximately 1 p.m. Per standard procedure, the pilot was initially taken to the Langley Hospital for evaluation and later released.

Nov. 18, 2019

Airman’s innovation sparks excitement for Raptors

As the Air Force faces continued fiscal constraints the need for Airmen to be innovative in identifying and solving mission shortfalls keeps growing.

July 31, 2019

Dedicated to the Raptor

The 106 degree Fahrenheit heat beats down on the Nellis Air Force Base flightline where crew chiefs work tirelessly to complete the mission of Red Flag 19-3. Out of the more than 20 units from across the U.S. Armed Forces and Australian Air Force that attended the exercise, the crew chiefs from the 94th Aircraft Maintenance Unit worked to ensure that eight of the 1st Fighter Wing’s F-22 Raptors were prepared to complete their mission.

July 24, 2019

Giving F-22 Raptor its senses

Utilizing human instict with ever-evolving avionics technology, the F-22 Raptor, performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions allowing full realization of operational concepts vital to the 21st century fight. With the combination of sensor capability, integrated avionics, and advanced situational awareness technology, the F-22 Raptor airframe allows the pilot to track, identify, shoot and neutralize threats before being detected.

July 15, 2019

1st FW takes charge at Red Flag

The 1st Fighter Wing F-22 Raptors, air crew and support personnel from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, arrived at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, July 10 in support of Red Flag 19-3. Red Flag is an air combat training exercise that begins July 15, 2019 and will conclude Aug. 2, 2019. The exercise is designed to train units on realistic combat-like situations with U.S. and allied forces in a controlled environment.

July 10, 2019

JBLE officers selected for Thunderbirds

Two U.S. Air Force Airmen from Joint Base Langley-Eustis were selected through the exclusive process to fill slot number 6 as opposing solo pilot and no. 10, the team’s executive officer.