by SSgt Sheila deVera

U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor aircraft assigned to the 154th Wing arrive at Royal Malaysian Air Force base Butterworth, Malaysia, June 6, 2014, prior to the start of Cope Taufan. Cope Taufan is a biennial aerial combat exercise designed to increase the combat readiness and interoperability of the U.S. Air Force and Royal Malaysian Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sheila deVera/Released)

Photographer's Narrative


My team and I were waiting on the flightline for the arrival of F-22 Raptors at Butterworth, Malaysia. After waiting for a good 30 minutes, it started pouring rain so we sprinted to a shed to keep our equipment from getting wet. However, my team and I were drenched from head to toe. Once the rain stopped, we went back on the flight line and I was able to position myself to capture the image as one broke away from the formation.