Alaska F-22 Raptors deploy to Guam

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An F-22 Raptor from the 3rd Wing, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson taxis, Sept. 17 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The F-22 is deployed to Andersen as part of the Theater Security Package and while be participating in various training while on Guam. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
An F-22 Raptor from the 3rd Wing, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson taxis, Sept. 17 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The F-22 is deployed to Andersen as part of the Theater Security Package and while be participating in various training while on Guam. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Alaska F-22 Raptors deploy to Guam

by: U.S. Air Force | .
Stripes Guam | .
published: September 19, 2012

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE – Active duty and Reserve F-22 pilots, maintenance and support personnel from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska’s 3rd Wing and 477th Fighter Group have deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The F-22’s arrived at Andersen AFB on Sept. 15.
This marks the first time since 2011 F-22’s from the 3rd Wing have deployed to the Pacific Theater of Operations.
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 U.S. Pacific Command’s area of responsibility.
The F-22 deployment to Andersen AFB is in support of Pacific Command's security obligations in the Western Pacific, and the deployed unit will perform training under the direction of the 36th Wing at Andersen AFB.
The United States routinely evaluates readiness and repositions forces as needed to ensure capabilities necessary to meet obligations in the Asia-Pacific region. 

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