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Master Sgt. Kenny Avon and Secretary of the Air Force F. Whitten Peters Raptor claws

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Master Sgt. Kenny Avon, 411th Flight Test Squadron, shows a LAU-142 AMRAAM Vertical Ejection Launcher to Secretary of the Air Force F. Whitten Peters during the secretary's visit to the F-22 Combined Test Force here in January 2000. Peters, citing foreign fighter advancement, said continued U.S. air-superiority dominance depends on the Raptor. (Photo by Kevin Robertson)

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F-22 test pilots Lt. Col. Doc Nelson and Lt. Col. Steve Rainey with F. Whitten Peters No other fighter like it, boss

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- F-22 tests pilots Lt. Col. Doc Nelson, deputy director for operations, operational test and evaluation, (left) and Lt. Col. Steve Rainey, 411th Flight Test Squadron commander, brief Secretary of the Air Force F. Whitten Peters on the Raptor's capabilities. During his visit here in January 2000, Peters said air superiority, such as that delivered by the F-22, is needed for the U.S. to stay ahead of potentially hostile technology. (Photo by Kevin Robertson)

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F. Whitten Peters sitting inside an F-22 cockpit View from a Raptor

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFPN) -- Secretary of the Air Force F. Whitten Peters sits inside an F-22 cockpit during a visit here in January 2000. Peters said the Air Force needs to advance the cause of the F-22 fighter to maintain air superiority in a dangerous world. (Photo by Kevin Robertson)

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