USAF F-22 Pilots Fly Long-Range Strike Exercise
A mix of personnel from the 477th Fighter Group, 3rd Wing, and 673rd Air Base Wing left Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, to participate in a long range strike exercise on April 4.
F-22 Raptors and E-3's assigned to the 3rd Wing along with F-16s from Misawa Air Base, Japan, B-1's from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., and KC-135s from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, participated in the U.S. Strategic Command operation. JB Elmendorf F-22s, Eielson AFB, KC-135s and the Aggressor F-16 force operated out of Eielson AFB, while the E-3 and blue air F-16s supporting the exercise operated out of JB Elmendorf.
The B-1 bombers participating in the long range strike exercise flew a 10-hour round trip sortie from Ellsworth AFB to strike their targets just east of Eielson AFB.
Source: 10 April 2011 - dailyairforce News
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