Hawaiian Raptors train with French Air Force

Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptors fly in formation near a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the Hawaii ANG 203rd Air Refueling Squadron, June 30, 2021, near Oahu, Hawaii. The Raptors just completed air-combat training scenarios with French Air and Space Force F3-R Rafales. From June 27 to July 5, three French Air Force Rafales, two A400M Atlas, one A330 Phenix, and approximately 170 French Air and Space Force personnel visited Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to partner in air integration operations for exercise Wakea - a demonstration of the U.S. and French relationship in the Indo-pacific area of responsibility. During Wakea subject matter experts from both nations exchanged best practices for flight operations, training, and maintenance. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Orlando Corpuz)
Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptors fly in formation near a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the Hawaii ANG 203rd Air Refueling Squadron, June 30, 2021, near Oahu, Hawaii. The Raptors just completed air-combat training scenarios with French Air and Space Force F3-R Rafales. From June 27 to July 5, three French Air Force Rafales, two A400M Atlas, one A330 Phenix, and approximately 170 French Air and Space Force personnel visited Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to partner in air integration operations for exercise Wakea - a demonstration of the U.S. and French relationship in the Indo-pacific area of responsibility. During Wakea subject matter experts from both nations exchanged best practices for flight operations, training, and maintenance. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Orlando Corpuz)

Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptors fly in formation near a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the Hawaii ANG 203rd Air Refueling Squadron, June 30, 2021, near Oahu, Hawaii. The Raptors just completed air-combat training scenarios with French Air and Space Force F3-R Rafales. From June 27 to July 5, three French Air Force Rafales, two A400M Atlas, one A330 Phenix, and approximately 170 French Air and Space Force personnel visited Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to partner in air integration operations for exercise Wakea – a demonstration of the U.S. and French relationship in the Indo-pacific area of responsibility. During Wakea subject matter experts from both nations exchanged best practices for flight operations, training, and maintenance. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Orlando Corpuz)

A French Air and Space Force F3-R Rafale takes-off at Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii, June 29, 2021. FASF aircraft, maintenance, and support personnel traveled to Hawaii for exercise Wakea as part of the bilateral cooperation in the Pacific between the United States and France. The exercise was held to enhance air-combat expertise and interoperability between the two countries’ aircraft.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Orlando Corpuz)
A French Air and Space Force F3-R Rafale takes-off at Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii, June 29, 2021. FASF aircraft, maintenance, and support personnel traveled to Hawaii for exercise Wakea as part of the bilateral cooperation in the Pacific between the United States and France. The exercise was held to enhance air-combat expertise and interoperability between the two countries’ aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Orlando Corpuz)

A French Air and Space Force A400M Atlas takes-off at Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii, June 29, 2021. FASF aircraft, maintenance, and support personnel traveled to Hawaii for exercise Wakea as part of the bilateral cooperation in the Pacific between the United States and France. The exercise was held to enhance air-combat expertise and interoperability between the two countries’ aircraft.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Orlando Corpuz)
A French Air and Space Force A400M Atlas takes-off at Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii, June 29, 2021. FASF aircraft, maintenance, and support personnel traveled to Hawaii for exercise Wakea as part of the bilateral cooperation in the Pacific between the United States and France. The exercise was held to enhance air-combat expertise and interoperability between the two countries’ aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Orlando Corpuz)

Brig. Gen. Dann S. Carlson, 154th Wing commander, Hawaii Air National Guard and Lt. Gen. Vincent Cousin, commander, Air Defence and Operations Command - French Air and Space Force, observe an A400M Atlas take-off at Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii, June 29, 2021. FASF aircraft, maintenance, and support personnel traveled to Hawaii for exercise Wakea as part of the bilateral cooperation in the Pacific between the United States and France. The exercise was held to enhance air-combat expertise and interoperability between the two countries’ aircraft.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Orlando Corpuz)
Brig. Gen. Dann S. Carlson, 154th Wing commander, Hawaii Air National Guard and Lt. Gen. Vincent Cousin, commander, Air Defence and Operations Command – French Air and Space Force, observe an A400M Atlas take-off at Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii, June 29, 2021. FASF aircraft, maintenance, and support personnel traveled to Hawaii for exercise Wakea as part of the bilateral cooperation in the Pacific between the United States and France. The exercise was held to enhance air-combat expertise and interoperability between the two countries’ aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Orlando Corpuz)

A Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptor flies in formation with a French Air and Space Force F3-R Rafale June 30, 2021, near Oahu, Hawaii. FASF aircraft, maintenance, and support personnel traveled to Hawaii for exercise Wakea as part of the bilateral cooperation in the Pacific between the United States and France. During Wakea, Hawaii ANG F-22 Raptors trained with FASF aircraft to enhance air-combat expertise and interoperability between the two countries’ aircraft. In a unique association, the F-22s and the air defense mission at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam are assigned to the 154th Wing, Hawaii Air National Guard. Collectively known as the Hawaiian Raptors, the Hawaii ANG 199th Fighter Squadron and active duty 19th Fighter Squadron serve together under the Air National Guard-led active-associate construct to execute their mission sets. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Orlando Corpuz)
A Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptor flies in formation with a French Air and Space Force F3-R Rafale June 30, 2021, near Oahu, Hawaii. FASF aircraft, maintenance, and support personnel traveled to Hawaii for exercise Wakea as part of the bilateral cooperation in the Pacific between the United States and France. During Wakea, Hawaii ANG F-22 Raptors trained with FASF aircraft to enhance air-combat expertise and interoperability between the two countries’ aircraft. In a unique association, the F-22s and the air defense mission at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam are assigned to the 154th Wing, Hawaii Air National Guard. Collectively known as the Hawaiian Raptors, the Hawaii ANG 199th Fighter Squadron and active duty 19th Fighter Squadron serve together under the Air National Guard-led active-associate construct to execute their mission sets. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Orlando Corpuz)

A Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptor flies in formation with a French Air and Space Force F3-R Rafale June 30, 2021, near Oahu, Hawaii. FASF aircraft, maintenance, and support personnel traveled to Hawaii for exercise Wakea as part of the bilateral cooperation in the Pacific between the United States and France. During Wakea, Hawaii ANG F-22 Raptors trained with FASF aircraft to enhance air-combat expertise and interoperability between the two countries’ aircraft. In a unique association, the F-22s and the air defense mission at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam are assigned to the 154th Wing, Hawaii Air National Guard. Collectively known as the Hawaiian Raptors, the Hawaii ANG 199th Fighter Squadron and active duty 19th Fighter Squadron serve together under the Air National Guard-led active-associate construct to execute their mission sets. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Orlando Corpuz)
A Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptor flies in formation with a French Air and Space Force F3-R Rafale June 30, 2021, near Oahu, Hawaii. FASF aircraft, maintenance, and support personnel traveled to Hawaii for exercise Wakea as part of the bilateral cooperation in the Pacific between the United States and France. During Wakea, Hawaii ANG F-22 Raptors trained with FASF aircraft to enhance air-combat expertise and interoperability between the two countries’ aircraft. In a unique association, the F-22s and the air defense mission at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam are assigned to the 154th Wing, Hawaii Air National Guard. Collectively known as the Hawaiian Raptors, the Hawaii ANG 199th Fighter Squadron and active duty 19th Fighter Squadron serve together under the Air National Guard-led active-associate construct to execute their mission sets. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Orlando Corpuz)

A Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptor flies in formation with a French Air and Space Force F3-R Rafale June 30, 2021, near Oahu, Hawaii. FASF aircraft, maintenance, and support personnel traveled to Hawaii for exercise Wakea as part of the bilateral cooperation in the Pacific between the United States and France. During Wakea, Hawaii ANG F-22 Raptors trained with FASF aircraft to enhance air-combat expertise and interoperability between the two countries’ aircraft. In a unique association, the F-22s and the air defense mission at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam are assigned to the 154th Wing, Hawaii Air National Guard. Collectively known as the Hawaiian Raptors, the Hawaii ANG 199th Fighter Squadron and active duty 19th Fighter Squadron serve together under the Air National Guard-led active-associate construct to execute their mission sets. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Orlando Corpuz)
A Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptor flies in formation with a French Air and Space Force F3-R Rafale June 30, 2021, near Oahu, Hawaii. FASF aircraft, maintenance, and support personnel traveled to Hawaii for exercise Wakea as part of the bilateral cooperation in the Pacific between the United States and France. During Wakea, Hawaii ANG F-22 Raptors trained with FASF aircraft to enhance air-combat expertise and interoperability between the two countries’ aircraft. In a unique association, the F-22s and the air defense mission at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam are assigned to the 154th Wing, Hawaii Air National Guard. Collectively known as the Hawaiian Raptors, the Hawaii ANG 199th Fighter Squadron and active duty 19th Fighter Squadron serve together under the Air National Guard-led active-associate construct to execute their mission sets. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Orlando Corpuz)

A Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptor flies in formation with a French Air and Space Force F3-R Rafale June 30, 2021, near Oahu, Hawaii. From June 27 to July 5, three French Air Force Rafales, two A400M Atlas, one A330 Phenix, and approximately 170 French Air and Space Force personnel visited Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to partner in air integration operations for exercise Wakea - a demonstration of the U.S. and French relationship in the Indo-pacific area of responsibility. During Wakea subject matter experts from both nations exchanged best practices for flight operations, training, and maintenance. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Orlando Corpuz)
A Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptor flies in formation with a French Air and Space Force F3-R Rafale June 30, 2021, near Oahu, Hawaii. From June 27 to July 5, three French Air Force Rafales, two A400M Atlas, one A330 Phenix, and approximately 170 French Air and Space Force personnel visited Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to partner in air integration operations for exercise Wakea – a demonstration of the U.S. and French relationship in the Indo-pacific area of responsibility. During Wakea subject matter experts from both nations exchanged best practices for flight operations, training, and maintenance. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Orlando Corpuz)

Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptors fly in formation near a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the Hawaii ANG 203rd Air Refueling Squadron, June 30, 2021, near Oahu, Hawaii. The Raptors just completed air-combat training scenarios with French Air and Space Force F3-R Rafales. From June 27 to July 5, three French Air Force Rafales, two A400M Atlas, one A330 Phenix, and approximately 170 French Air and Space Force personnel visited Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to partner in air integration operations for exercise Wakea - a demonstration of the U.S. and French relationship in the Indo-pacific area of responsibility. During Wakea subject matter experts from both nations exchanged best practices for flight operations, training, and maintenance. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Orlando Corpuz)
Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptors fly in formation near a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the Hawaii ANG 203rd Air Refueling Squadron, June 30, 2021, near Oahu, Hawaii. The Raptors just completed air-combat training scenarios with French Air and Space Force F3-R Rafales. From June 27 to July 5, three French Air Force Rafales, two A400M Atlas, one A330 Phenix, and approximately 170 French Air and Space Force personnel visited Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to partner in air integration operations for exercise Wakea – a demonstration of the U.S. and French relationship in the Indo-pacific area of responsibility. During Wakea subject matter experts from both nations exchanged best practices for flight operations, training, and maintenance. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Orlando Corpuz)

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