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U.S. Air Force Capt. Matthew Gibson, a pilot assigned to the 525th Fighter Squadron at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, climbs into the cockpit of a U.S. Air Force F-22A Raptor at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Dec. 16, 2022. The deployment of newer and more advanced aircraft at Kadena AB exemplifies the Department of Defense's continued commitment to enhancing posture while building on the strong foundation of alliance with Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sebastian Romawac)

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Photo by: Senior Airman Cedrique Oldaker |  VIRIN: 221216-F-EM877-9010.JPG