Friday, June 30, 2017

Tyndall F-22s reach milestone

F-22 gets ready for sortie. Air Force photo
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The 95th Fighter Squadron achieved a major milestone June 26 by flying its 10,000 F-22 Raptor sortie. Since its first Raptor flight Jan. 21, 2014, the 95th FS has seen its fair share of action, including the jets’ first deployment to Europe in August 2015, and later in its first combat action over the skies of Iraq and Syria. The “Boneheads” completed their 10,000 mission sortie under squadron commander, Lt. Col. Joshua Biedermann. The 95th FS was inactivated in 2010 then re-activated in October 2013, marking the beginning of a new era. Today, Tyndall AFB has the largest contingent of F-22 Raptors in the world. (Source: 325th Fighter Wing, 06/30/17)