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November 23, 2011
F-15 Night Flying
 
PORTLAND, OR. - 
 
The Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Fighter Wing will be conducting routine night flying training Nov. 29 - Dec. 1.  All flying is scheduled to be completed each evening before 8 p.m. 
 
Night flying is conducted periodically throughout the year to meet the Air Force's training and currency requirements for both pilots and aircraft maintenance personnel.  Night flying in an F-15 involves the use of use of night vision goggles (NVG's), night aerial refueling, and incorporates other tactics and procedures that must be routinely exercised.
 
"Any time we conduct training outside of our normal daily routine, we feel it's our responsibility to inform the public of the jets flying overhead," said 142nd Fighter Wing Commander, Col. Michael Stencel.  "We feel privileged to be a part of this community and are committed to our role as good neighbors and stewards of taxpayer dollars."
 
Since September 11, 2001 the 142nd Fighter Wing has flown over 37,000 hours in support of our mission to ensure the Pacific Northwestern skies remain safe. 
 
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Contact Info: Major Melinda Lepore
142nd FW Public Affairs (503) 335-4104