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An F-22 Raptor, flown by Maj. Paul Lopez, flies over the flight line on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, Feb. 2, 2018, during an aerial demonstration. The F-22 has a maximum takeoff weight of 83,000 pounds. For public demonstrations the aircraft will not carry any ammunition and will open the bomb doors to show off the array of areal capabilities the airframe has. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) F-22 prepares for air show season at Columbus AFB
Maj. Paul Lopez, flew an F-22 Raptor through Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, airspace Feb. 2, 2018.
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(U.S. Air Force graphic/Christopher Desrocher) July issue of Airman magazine now available
The July issue of Airman magazine is now available to download and is viewable through a web browser. In the cover story, titled “Arctic Vigil,” you’ll go behind the scenes with the 176th Air Defense Squadron and the Combat Alert Cell of F-22 Raptors that monitor the sovereign airspace around Alaska and intercept any potential intruders.
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