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Hawaii Scrambles Stealth Jets For "Irregular Air Patrol"

•, by Tyler Durden

"The 154th Fighter Wing launched two F-22 Raptors from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam at approximately 4 p.m. Sunday," Pacific Air Forces wrote in an email.

"A third was launched at approximately 5 p.m."

The command at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam said the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requested the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command to "conduct an irregular air patrol and the situation resolved, prompting the fighters and a KC-135 Stratotanker (a refueling plane) to return to base. We cannot discuss further specifics of the situation."

Scrambling stealth fighter jets is not uncommon. 

For example, F-22s are tasked with intercepting unknown or potentially threatening aircraft that approach or have entered U.S. airspace.

But what remains a mystery here is that usually, the military is open about its encounters. 

The War Zone submitted a Freedom Of Information Act request into what happened Sunday afternoon and received a short non-response...