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  • Cooling suits help 1st FW beat the heat

    When servicing the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, speed and precision are necessary to ensure aircraft are ready to carry out the Department of Defense mission. Extreme temperatures can cause our Airmen to overheat, which threatens maintaining a steady operations tempo.

  • AF Week in Photos

    This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.

  • KC-135 Stratotanker: A gas station in the skies

    During Red Flag Alaska 21-3, 1st Fighter Wing F-22 Raptors, from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, complete multiple sorties, practice tactical maneuvers, and multi-squadron simulated combat objectives. Spending numerous hours in the air at a time requires a hefty load of fuel to keep them airborne.

  • Maintainers: Keeping the F-22 in the fight

    When a car doesn’t run properly, it gets taken to a mechanic. When a U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor needs a check, there isn’t time to send it to a shop. That’s where aircraft maintainers from the 1st Fighter Wing, 192nd Wing, and 1st Maintenance Squadron make their living.

  • ACC A2 Airman emitting ‘accelerate change’

    The foundational purpose of a threat emitter is to replicate a surface-to-air missile system, designed to track, shoot and guide a missile to the target aircraft. While on the pilot’s side, their aircraft are equipped with sensors to detect SAM systems and alert the pilot to the threat type,