US AIR FORCE TO REDEPLOY COMBAT AIRCRAFT TO GUAM

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Alaska based F-22A Raptors to arrive this month

HAGÅTÑA, Guam (Pacific Daily News, Jan. 5, 2010) - The U.S. Air Force is scheduled to deploy 15 F-22A Raptors to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam this month, according to a press release from the U.S. Air Force.

The F-22A is a transformational combat aircraft that can avoid enemy detection, the release stated. It cruises at supersonic speeds, is highly maneuverable and provides the joint force an unprecedented level of integrated situational awareness, according to the release.

The fighters and associated personnel will deploy on Jan. 29 from Alaska. The deployment supports the U.S. Pacific Command's theater security packages in the Western Pacific, according to the release.

As part of continuing force posture adjustments to address worldwide requirements, the United States continues to deploy additional forces throughout the Western Pacific.

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