Monday, April 21, 2008

Farewell to the F-117 Nighthawk

In this undated file photo provide by the Department of Defense, the F-117A Nighthawk Stealth fighter from the 49th Fighter Wing, 9th Fighter Squadron, from Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. flies during a training mission over the New Mexico desert.

Holloman Air Force Base will say farewell to the F-117 Nighthawk, which the nation is retiring from its arsenal after 27 years. The last F-117s scheduled to fly will leave Holloman on Monday, April 21, 2008, then stop in Palmdale, Calif., for another retirement ceremony before arriving at their final destination _ Tonopah Test Range Airfield in Nevada, where the fighter made its first flight in 1981.

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