90th FS Set to Deploy to Andersen AFB, Guam
ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - The Air Force is deploying 15 F-22A Raptors from Elmendorf's 90th Fighter Squadron to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, beginning this month for approximately three months.
The deployment of aircraft and associated personnel supports U.S. Pacific Command's theater security packages in the Western Pacific and follows the recent departure from the theater of two deployed squadrons of F-22As as also supporting U.S. PACOM's TSP. The fighters and personnel deployed to Andersen AFB, Guam, and Kadena Air Base, Japan, completed their redeployment in October 2009.
The F-22A is a transformational combat aircraft that can avoid enemy detection, cruises at supersonic speeds, is highly maneuverable, and provides the joint force an unprecedented level of integrated situational awareness.
As part of continuing force posture adjustments to address worldwide requirements, the United States continues to deploy additional forces throughout the Western Pacific. This is the latest example of the flexibility U.S. forces have to meet their ongoing commitments and security obligations throughout the pacific region.