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Monday, August 2, 2021

‘A perfect storm’: Airmen, F-22s struggle at Eglin nearly three years after Hurricane Michael | Air Force Times

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Three current and former airmen told Air Force Times that the stress on the airmen who relocated to neighboring Eglin AFB, two hours across the Florida Panhandle, is wearing out the service force that manages one of the country’s top fighter airplanes. To prevent a drop in Raptor pilot production while the F-22 force had been stretched thin, then-Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson decided to briefly deploy the 325th Fighter Wing — which includes the service’s only F-22 training unit — to Eglin. Later, the unit was slated to relocate completely to Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia.

Source: https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2021/06/14/a-perfect-storm-airmen-f-22s-struggle-at-eglin-nearly-three-years-after-hurricane-michael/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB%2006.14.21&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief

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