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Posted on: November 10, 2021

Vermont Air National Guard Press Release - Night Flying Operations 11.16.21 - 11.19.21

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Press Release via the Vermont Air National Guard: https://www.dvidshub.net/news/409109/night-flying-operations

SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT. - The Vermont Air National Guard will conduct night flying from Tuesday, November 16 to Friday, November 19. Nighttime takeoffs are scheduled between 4 and 6 PM and landings scheduled between 6 PM and 8 PM. The 158th Fighter Wing will continue their afternoon F-35 training missions, with takeoffs and landings scheduled between 12:30-3:30 PM. There are no scheduled morning flights. 

“Night flying proficiency is a crucial component of our training,” said Lt. Col. Trevor Callens, the 134th Fighter Squadron director of operations. “The 158th Fighter Wing must be prepared to execute our federal mission at night in any weather condition.” 

Airmen of the 158th Fighter Wing must conduct night operations to meet U.S. Air Force and Major Command requirements and proficiencies. 

Contact Joint Force Headquarters Public Affairs Officer; Maj. Scott Detweiler, 802 227 2779, john.s.detweiler.mil@army.mil for more information.

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