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Airmen from FL relocate to Hawaii in wake of Hurricane Michael devastation

Airmen and F-22 Raptor fighter jets arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam over the weekend.
Airmen and F-22 Raptor fighter jets arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam over the weekend.(Hawaii Air National Guard (custom credit))
Updated: Jan. 13, 2019 at 3:34 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Airmen and F-22 Raptor fighters jets from Florida relocated to Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam this weekend.

The crews from Tyndall Air Force Base joined the Hawaiian Raptors, led by the Hawaii Air National Guard.

The jets, pilots and supporting crew members relocated due to the devastation from Hurricane Michael in October.

“The primary focus is to welcome the airmen from Tyndall and make sure that their lives get back to some normalcy. As we do that, we want to conserve the combat air power of the F-22 fleet across the enterprise,” Gen. Gregory S. Woodrow of Hawaii’s Air National Guard said.

More crews from the Florida base are expected to arrive in Hawaii over the next few months.

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