Monday, January 6, 2014

F-22s arrive at Tyndall

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Lt. Col. Erick Gilbert landed the first of five F-22 Raptors at the new home of the 95th Fighter Squadron. The five planes that arrived Monday from Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico are the first of 24 Raptors that will be based at Tyndall. The remaining planes will arrive by the end of April; at that point, more than 50 Raptors will be stationed at the base. The arrival symbolizes an expansion of Tyndall's mission into combat operations for the 95th Fighter Squadron, a first in Tyndall’s history. (Source: News Herald, 01/06/14, 325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs, 01/07/14) Previous