11 November 2012

Hawai‘i ANG Raptors Achieve IOC

HNL RareBirds wishes our servicemen and women a Happy Veteran's Day. Thank you to all of you who have served, and are serving in the US Armed Forces.

This past Friday, F-22A Raptors of the 199th FS (Hawai‘i Air National Guard) and 19th FS (Active Duty) have achieved IOC (Initial Operational Capability). The completion of this step takes the integrated unit one step closer to FOC (Full Operational Capability). Once the 199th FS/ 19th FS achieves the FOC (expected next month), they will assume the primary air defense role, as well as a rapid deployment detachment.

More information in this Hawai‘i Air National Guard press release.

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