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Final F-22 tactical sortie

Four F-22 Raptors return from the final four-ship tactical sortie flown at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Feb. 20. The 7th Fighter Squadron and members of the Holloman community celebrated this sortie before the F-22s depart for Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., in early April. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Montoya / Released)

Four F-22 Raptors return from the final four-ship tactical sortie flown at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Feb. 20. The 7th Fighter Squadron and members of the Holloman community celebrated this sortie before the F-22s depart for Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., in early April. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Montoya / Released)

Three F-22 Raptors park after flying their final four-ship tactical sortie at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Feb. 20. The 7th Fighter Squadron and members of the Holloman community celebrated this sortie before the F-22s depart for Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., in early April. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Montoya / Released)

Three F-22 Raptors park after flying their final four-ship tactical sortie at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Feb. 20. The 7th Fighter Squadron and members of the Holloman community celebrated this sortie before the F-22s depart for Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., in early April. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Montoya / Released)

Four F-22 Raptors park after flying their final four-ship tactical sortie at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Feb. 20. The 7th Fighter Squadron and members of the Holloman community celebrated this sortie before the F-22s depart for Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., in early April. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Montoya / Released)

Four F-22 Raptors park after flying their final four-ship tactical sortie at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Feb. 20. The 7th Fighter Squadron and members of the Holloman community celebrated this sortie before the F-22s depart for Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., in early April. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Montoya / Released)

Nicole Croft and Vicki Croft spray Col. Andrew Croft, 49th Wing commander, after landing from the final F-22 Raptor four-ship tactical sortie flown at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Feb. 20. The 7th Fighter Squadron and members of the Holloman community celebrated this sortie before the F-22s depart for Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., in early April. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Montoya / Released)

Nicole Croft and Vicki Croft spray Col. Andrew Croft, 49th Wing commander, after landing from the final F-22 Raptor four-ship tactical sortie flown at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Feb. 20. The 7th Fighter Squadron and members of the Holloman community celebrated this sortie before the F-22s depart for Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., in early April. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Montoya / Released)

Vicki Croft sprays champagne on Col. Andrew Croft, 49th Wing commander, after his final flight in the F-22 Raptor at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Feb. 20. The 7th Fighter Squadron and members of the Holloman community celebrated this sortie before the F-22s depart for Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., in early April. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Montoya / Released)

Vicki Croft sprays champagne on Col. Andrew Croft, 49th Wing commander, after his final flight in the F-22 Raptor at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Feb. 20. The 7th Fighter Squadron and members of the Holloman community celebrated this sortie before the F-22s depart for Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., in early April. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Montoya / Released)

Colonel Andrew Croft, 49th Wing commander, greets his visitors after finishing his final flight in the F-22 Raptor at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Feb. 20. The 7th Fighter Squadron and members of the Holloman community celebrated this sortie before the F-22s depart for Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., in early April. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Montoya / Released)

Colonel Andrew Croft, 49th Wing commander, greets his visitors after finishing his final flight in the F-22 Raptor at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Feb. 20. The 7th Fighter Squadron and members of the Holloman community celebrated this sortie before the F-22s depart for Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., in early April. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Montoya / Released)

An F-22 Raptor prepares to land at Holloman Air Force Base N.M., after completing the final four-ship tactical sortie over the Tularosa Basin Feb. 20. The 7th Fighter Squadron and members of the Holloman community celebrated this final sortie before the F-22s depart for Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., in early April. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Cannon/Released)

An F-22 Raptor prepares to land at Holloman Air Force Base N.M., after completing the final four-ship tactical sortie over the Tularosa Basin Feb. 20. The 7th Fighter Squadron and members of the Holloman community celebrated this final sortie before the F-22s depart for Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., in early April. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Cannon/Released)

An F-22 Raptor taxis down the runway at Holloman Air Force Base N.M., after completing a formation flight over the city of Alamogordo N.M. Feb. 20. The 7th Fighter Squadron and members of the Holloman community celebrated this final sortie before the F-22s depart for Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., in early April. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Cannon/Released)

An F-22 Raptor taxis down the runway at Holloman Air Force Base N.M., after completing a formation flight over the city of Alamogordo N.M. Feb. 20. The 7th Fighter Squadron and members of the Holloman community celebrated this final sortie before the F-22s depart for Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., in early April. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Cannon/Released)

An F-22 Raptor pilot celebrates at Holloman Air Force Base N.M., after completing the final four-ship tactical sortie over the Tularosa Basin Feb. 20. The 7th Fighter Squadron and members of the Holloman community celebrated this final sortie before the F-22s depart for Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., in early April. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Cannon/Released)

An F-22 Raptor pilot celebrates at Holloman Air Force Base N.M., after completing the final four-ship tactical sortie over the Tularosa Basin Feb. 20. The 7th Fighter Squadron and members of the Holloman community celebrated this final sortie before the F-22s depart for Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., in early April. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Cannon/Released)

Colonel Andrew Croft, 49th Wing commander, celebrates with his wife, Vicki Croft, after his final flight in the F-22 Raptor at Holloman Ai Force Base, N.M., Feb. 20. The 7th Fighter Squadron and members of the Holloman community celebrated this sortie before the F-22s depart for Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., in early April. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Liddicoet/Released)
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Colonel Andrew Croft, 49th Wing commander, celebrates with his wife, Vicki Croft, after his final flight in the F-22 Raptor at Holloman Ai Force Base, N.M., Feb. 20. The 7th Fighter Squadron and members of the Holloman community celebrated this sortie before the F-22s depart for Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., in early April. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Liddicoet/Released)

Colonel Andrew Croft, 49th Wing commander, exits an F-22 Raptor after his final flight in this aircraft at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Feb. 20. The 7th Fighter Squadron and members of the Holloman community celebrated this sortie before the F-22s depart for Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., in early April. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Liddicoet/Released)
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Colonel Andrew Croft, 49th Wing commander, exits an F-22 Raptor after his final flight in this aircraft at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Feb. 20. The 7th Fighter Squadron and members of the Holloman community celebrated this sortie before the F-22s depart for Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., in early April. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Liddicoet/Released)

Colonel Andrew Croft, 49th Wing commander, shakes hands with Chief Master Sgt. Gay Veale, 49th Wing command chief, after his final flight in the F-22 Raptor at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Feb. 20. The 7th Fighter Squadron and members of the Holloman community celebrated this sortie before the F-22s depart for Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., in early April. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Liddicoet/Released)
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Colonel Andrew Croft, 49th Wing commander, shakes hands with Chief Master Sgt. Gay Veale, 49th Wing command chief, after his final flight in the F-22 Raptor at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Feb. 20. The 7th Fighter Squadron and members of the Holloman community celebrated this sortie before the F-22s depart for Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., in early April. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Liddicoet/Released)

Major Jesse Colwell, F-22 Raptor pilot, Lt. Col. Shawn Anger, 7th Fighter Squadron commander, Capt. John Fischer, F-22 Raptor pilot, and Col. Andrew Croft, 49th Wing commander, stand in front of an F-22 at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Feb. 20. The 7th Fighter Squadron and members of the Holloman community celebrated this sortie before the F-22s depart for Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., in early April. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Liddicoet/Released)
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Major Jesse Colwell, F-22 Raptor pilot, Lt. Col. Shawn Anger, 7th Fighter Squadron commander, Capt. John Fischer, F-22 Raptor pilot, and Col. Andrew Croft, 49th Wing commander, stand in front of an F-22 at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Feb. 20. The 7th Fighter Squadron and members of the Holloman community celebrated this sortie before the F-22s depart for Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., in early April. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Liddicoet/Released)

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