The damage caused to F-22 Raptors that rode out Hurricane Michael at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, will not prevent 80 percent of all Raptors from being flyable by fiscal 2019, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said on Friday.

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A Florida lawmaker has revealed that 17 F-22 Raptors were at Tyndall Air Force Base when Hurricane Michael leveled the installation on Oct. 10 — yet both the Air Force and Pentagon still refuse to say how many Raptors were damaged by the storm.

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Tyndall Air Force Base as we once knew it no longer exists.

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U.S. Air Force photo

192nd Fighter Wing Aircraft Maintainers were bemused when they found a swarm of honey bees hanging from the exhaust nozzle of an F-22 Raptor engine following flight operations at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia on June 11, 2016.

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