Savannah Sentry; 07 February 2014

Brunswick – The Savannah Sentry exercise that began on Monday has continued through the week with air-to-air combat training activity.  F-16s from the 158th FW, F-22s from the 43rd FS, T-38s from the 53rd WEG and 1st FW, and KC-135s from the 92nd ARW and 117th ARW have been operating out of the Combat Readiness Training Center at the Savannah International Airport.  F-15s from the 125th FW at Jacksonville International Airport have participated as well as E-3 from the 963rd ACCS.  Ground Controlled Intercept from NORAD EADS has also been used.  The frequency, callsign, and tail number lists below consist of information from my monitoring efforts as well as monitoring and spotting friends around the area; although they remain anonymous, the information below wouldn’t be possible without their help.

There has been F/A-18 and F-5 activity from MCAS Beaufort and VMFT-401 but so far it has appeared to not be related to Savannah Sentry but rather the usual training operations that VMFT-401 does with the Beaufort squadrons several times a year.  F/A-18s from Beaufort have been using the callsign LATCH while working with the VMFT-401 F-5s using SNIPER.

119.100 – Savannah IAP Tower
257.800 – Savannah IAP Tower
121.900 – Savannah IAP Ground
120.400 – Savannah Approach/Departure
353.775 – Savannah Approach/Departure
125.300 – Savannah Approach/Departure
371.875 – Savannah Approach/Departure
118.400 – Savannah Approach/Departure
307.225 – Savannah Approach/Departure
317.700 – Jacksonville IAP Tower
322.400 – Jacksonville Approach/Departure
351.800 – Jacksonville Approach/Departure

138.625 – CRTC CP; 158th FW Ops
237.000 – CRTC CP; 43rd FS Ops
140.500 – CRTC; 158th FW air-to-air
142.700 – CRTC; 158th FW air-to-air
293.300 – CRTC; 43rd FS air-to-air
328.500 – CRTC; 43rd FS air-to-air
363.900 – CRTC; 43rd FS air-to-air
379.800 – CRTC; 43rd FS air-to-air
328.500 – CRTC; 43rd FS air-to-air
256.750 – 43rd FS air-to-air
255.675 – 43rd FS air-to-air
290.675 – 43rd FS air-to-air
228.900 – T-38 air-to-air

251.250 – 125th FW MX/Ops
234.800 – 125th FW Aux 5
253.700 – 125th FW Aux 6

149.0375 – CRTC; Ground Support Crews (P25 NAC 293)
149.1625 – CRTC; Ground Support Crews (P25 NAC 293)
142.3625 – CRTC; Ground Support Crews (P25 NAC 293)

124.675 – ZJX Jekyll Low
282.200 – ZJX Jekyll Low
132.925 – ZJX Millen/Savannah Low
363.200 – ZJX Millen/Savannah Low

120.950 – SEALORD North Primary
284.500 – SEALORD North Primary
267.500 – SEALORD South Primary

293.600 – NORAD Discrete; intercepts
316.300 – NORAD Discrete; intercepts
358.150 – CRTC; ACM
265.400 – NORAD Discrete; AR Primary

BURNER (F-22A, 43rd FS)
DEMO (F-22A, 43rd FS)
HORNET (F-22A, 43rd FS)
KUJO (F-22A, 43rd FS)
RACK (F-22A, 43rd FS)
RAGE (F-22A, 43rd FS)
SATAN (F-22A, 43rd FS)

BREW (F-16C, 158th FW)
JAWS (F-16C, 158th FW)
MAPLE (F-16C, 158 FW)

BEAR (T-38, 53rd WEG)
SABRE (T-38, 53rd WEG)

DIXIE (KC-135R, 117th ARW)
EXPO (KC-135R, 92nd ARW)

JESSE (C-130H, 139th AW)
ROPER (C-130H, 136rd AW)

FANG (F-15C, 125th FW)
SNAKE (F-15C, 125th FW)

CHALICE (E-3, 963rd ACCS)

DOGHOUSE (EADS Ground Controlled Intercept)

F-22A, 00-4015, 325th FW
F-22A, 01-4020, 325th FW
F-22A, 01-4022, 325th FW
F-22A, 01-4025, 325th FW
F-22A, 01-4027, 325th FW
F-22A, 01-4030, 325th FW
F-22A, 02-4032, 325th FW
F-22A, 02-4033, 325th FW
F-22A, 02-4034, 325th FW
F-22A, 02-4036, 325th FW
F-22A, 02-4040, 325th FW
F-22A, 03-4042, 325th FW
F-22A, 03-4043, 325th FW
F-22A, 03-4044, 325th FW

F-16C, 86-0262, 158th FW
F-16C, 86-0277, 158th FW
F-16C, 86-0288, 158th FW
F-16C, 86-0309, 158th FW
F-16C, 86-0317, 158th FW
F-16C, 86-0321, 158th FW
F-16C, 86-0331, 158th FW
F-16C, 86-0365, 158th FW
F-16C, 87-0223, 158th FW
F-16C, 87-0226, 158th FW
F-16C, 87-0294, 158th FW
F-16C, 87-0312, 158th FW
F-16C, 87-0322, 158th FW
F-16D, 87-0379, AL ANG
F-16D, 88-0151, AL ANG

T-38C, 61-0904, 53rd WEG
T-38A, 63-8154, 53rd WEG
T-38A, 66-8404, 53rd WEG
T-38A, 68-8177, 53rd WEG
T-38A, 68-8185, 53rd WEG
T-38A, 62-3706, 1st FW

KC-135R, 58-0004, 117th ARW
KC-135R, 59-1480, 92nd ARW

C-130H, 85-1361, 136th AW
C-130H, 85-1363, 136th AW
C-130H, 85-1367, 136th AW
C-130H, 93-1456, 145th AW

So far, the Hawaii ANG F-22s haven’t been heard, but their arrival is eagerly anticipated (at least by this hobbyist – I was born in Hawaii and I can’t wait to hear some jets from my home state!).  I am also yet to hear any air-to-ground training activity.  I did hear some JSTARS activity one afternoon but I don’t know if it was exercise related.  Hopefully as the exercise goes on the F-15Es mentioned will show and there will be some Townsend Range activity.  Once that part of the exercise gets underway, two good frequencies to monitor for activity will be 228.400 and 252.900 for Townsend Range Control.

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