April 9, 1997

1997: Lockheed-Martin and Boeing rolled out the F-22 air superiority fighter at its Marietta plant.
“This is not a business where you want to be second-best or equal,” Gen. Ronald R. Fogleman, Air Force Chief of Staff, told reporters at the rollout. “You’ve got to dominate” in the air-toair arena to ensure the safety of US fighting men and women on the surface. The F-22 contributes to overall military power by making the job of the other military services “possible . . . with fewer losses, fewer casualties, less ground given up to an enemy,” Fogleman asserted.