3rd Wing activates second F-22 squadron

November 2nd, 2007  

Topic: 3rd Wing activates second F-22 squadron

3rd Wing activates second F-22 squadron
by Staff Sgt. Francesca Popp
3rd Wing Public Affairs

11/1/2007 - ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (AFPN) -- The 3rd Wing at Elmendorf Air Force Base activated the 525th Fighter Squadron during a ceremony at the base Oct. 29.

The second active-duty F-22 Raptor squadron took its place in wing history nearly three months after the aircraft officially landed on base. Lt. Col. Chuck Corcoran assumed command of the squadron with its initial cadre of five pilots and four support staff.

Colonel Corcoran said he is honored to lead the squadron.

"I've been reading up on the history of the squadron. It's awesome and deep with tradition," the Chillicothe, Ohio, native said. "There are a lot of firsts. It was primarily in Europe until this point. It has performed brilliantly in numerous airplanes over the years and through numerous conflicts. There's no match for the air dominance mission anywhere in the world.

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