12 Langely AFB F-22's "deploying" to Kadena AB.

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posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 12:26 PM
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Per a F-16.net thread. 12 F-22s out of Langley and 300 personnel are deploying to Kadena.

I've seen nothing in the media nor anywhere else except that thread on this. It raises some questions in that it doesn't say an exercise, per say, it says "deploying". What does deploying mean and what's the "wiggle room" in that deployment.

Is there something else going on that isn't been covered by the media or is this just another "message"?




posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 12:33 PM
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Touch and go I would say.
Raptor pilots need to keep their certs up too.



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 12:41 PM
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It's an Air Force installation. Squadrons routinely deploy there for training and to rotate out personnel. Spent a few months there myself, nice place!



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 12:43 PM
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Makes sense, yet 12 ? I think the most that have gone to Kadena has been 4 units.

Maybe I'm overthinking this but it is interesting....



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 12:59 PM
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reply to post by nwtrucker
 


More info:

theaviationist.com...



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 01:04 PM
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Maybe a show of force to cool off China a little. The US likes to handle China this way. Launch missiles over Taiwan? ...no problem we'll send a Carrier battle group through the strait. Declare a air defense zone around the Senkaku Islands?...no problem we'll send a B-52 right through it.



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 01:04 PM
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nwtrucker
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Makes sense, yet 12 ? I think the most that have gone to Kadena has been 4 units.



Each Unit/Squadron would consist of about 12 A/C and roughly 300 personnel. At least the ones I served with did



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 01:07 PM
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Thanks.! Looks like the usual then.

Still, 12 is a 300% increase to previous deployments.

Gotta think the Chinese are burning some midnight oil on this one....



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 01:11 PM
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Could be about that UFO over Okinawa the other day
Probably just standard military procedure though



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 01:40 PM
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We used to get 12-16 aircraft come through on routine deployments all the time. Nothing new there. And previous deployments were 6 aircraft.



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 02:07 PM
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I did not regret googling Kadena on google images! Ty op



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 02:10 PM
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reply to post by MessageforAll
 


Try Al Dhafra if you want cool.



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 02:23 PM
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Zaphod58
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Try Al Dhafra if you want cool.


Now that's a neat air base. Sorry for the short reply



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 02:28 PM
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Hmmm...Looks like they have a fair amount of new construction going on there.



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 02:34 PM
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Haha thank you, but I was referring to the fact when you type Kadena you get some Asian bikini model lol
Still thank you,

Sorry for the off-topic.
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posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 02:45 PM
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MessageforAll
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Haha thank you, but I was referring to the fact when you type Kadena you get some Asian bikini model lol
Still thank you,

Sorry for the off-topic.
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Best comment I've read all day! Thank you



posted on Jan, 31 2014 @ 08:40 AM
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Well fellow aviation nerds, which one do you pick?

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posted on Jan, 31 2014 @ 08:46 AM
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Stealthbomber
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Well fellow aviation nerds, which one do you pick?

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The top one. More maintenance, but less drama.

Unless it's a one time flight. LOL

Hey! Back off ladies. It was a honest question with a honest answer.

Don't we have some F-22's and B52's and B-2's at Guam as well?
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posted on Jan, 31 2014 @ 08:50 AM
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Well i dunno about more maintenance lol



posted on Jan, 31 2014 @ 10:09 AM
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Hey! Where did you get that pic of my wife?
(no...actually my wife did look like that before 2 kids..honest)





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