Chinese Balloon Downed in First Kill for the F-22 Fighter
The Chinese surveillance balloon had been tracked across Canada and the U.S. amid worldwide public interest.
F-22A Raptor 1st Fighter Wing
Tracing its history directly back to World War I, the 1st Fighter Wing was the initial front-line recipient of the F-22A. The wing's "FF" tailcode stands for "First Fighter". (Photo: U.S. Air Force)