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Another Pacific Raptor Success

March 16, 2021
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Off the Hawaii Air National Guard Facebook page

The Hawaiian Raptors are charged with unique mission to provide unmatched air superiority in their Pacific area of responsibility, along with any warfighting needs in deployed environments.

However, it takes a lot more than a single flying squadron to keep fifth-generation fighters ready for action. That’s why hundreds of Airmen from dozens of career fields converged here at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to participate in exercise Pacific Raptor.

Just like real-world combat engagements, each combat scenario is prolonged by tanker fuel, while adversaries, simulated by F-16 Aggressors, show opposition through an alternative set of tactics. 

Over the past serval weeks, these back-to-back sorties served as a sharpening tool, pushing our Airmen to enhance their effectiveness in every way possible.

From the ground up, with total force maintainers working their magic at a non-stop pace, to the epic air battles in the great blue yonder, this iteration of Pacific Raptor was a BIG success!

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