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A First: Guard Unit to Train on New Stealth Fighter

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For the first time, a National Guard unit will train with a new major weapons system from its very beginnings. The Richmond, VA Air National Guard unit will join the 192nd Fighter Wing at Langley AFB to train on the F/A-22 Raptor, the Air Force's newest stealth fighter. The integration of the Guard unit comes as part of a Future Total Force program that seeks to better train and organize units. A squadron is scheduled to be trained and ready to fight by this time next year. As the Air National Guard contemplates cutting more than a third of its 88 fighter wings, this grouping may save the Richmond unit, which has been in the air since just after World War II. Daily Press reports.

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