First Sentry Savannah Exercise of 2017 Underway

sentry-savannahSavannah – It appears that the first Sentry Savannah exercise of 2017 is underway at the Savannah Combat Readiness Training Center/Air Dominance Center at Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport. This iteration of the exercise’s players are the 43rd Fighter Squadron from Tyndall AFB with F-22As, the 142nd Fighter Wing, Oregon ANG from Portland ANGB with F-15Cs, VFA-143 from NAS Oceana with F/A-18Es, and the 2nd Fighter Training Squadron from Tyndall AFB with T-38s. All of the above are flying out of the CRTC/Air Dominance Center and working off of the Georgia Coast in the Special Use Areas controlled by SEALORD.  F-16s from the South Carolina Air National Guard at McEntire JNGB have also been participating. The exercise should run for two weeks with the possibility of other units arriving for the second week.

So far, frequencies in use are the same as used in previous Sentry Savannahs. The usual local air traffic control frequencies and SUA frequencies are in use along with the same NORAD and exercise frequencies used in years past. The units seem to be using their own air-to-air frequencies this time instead of pool frequencies that have been used before.


119.100/257.800 – Tower
120.400/353.775 – Savannah Approach/Departure
125.300/371.875 – Savannah Approach/Departure
118.400/307.225 – Savannah Approach/Departure

269.550/124.700 – Jax Center Columbia Low
282.200/124.675 – Jax Center Jekyll Low
317.550/134.375 – Jax Center Charleston Low
351.700/124.075 – Jax Center Summerville High
363.200/132.925 – Jax Center Allendale/Savannah Low

120.950/284.500 – Sealord North Primary
133.950/267.500 – Sealord South Primary

288.400 STEALTH (117th ACS) Check-In

293.600 NORAD Discrete; Blue Air
316.300 NORAD Discrete; Red Air

237.000 CRTC CP; 43rd FS “HORNET Ops”
253.200 CRTC CP; 142nd FW “REDHAWK Ops”

256.750 43rd FS Air-to-Air
288.900 43rd FS Air-to-Air
290.675 43rd FS Air-to-Air
352.100 43rd FS Air-to-Air
226.750 142nd FW Air-to-Air
321.000 142nd FW Air-to-Air
320.600 2nd FTS Air-to-Air
268.500 VFA-143 Air-to-Air
141.825 169th FW V14


ATLAS (F-22A, 43rd FS)
RAPTOR (F-22A, 43rd FS)
SAVAGE (F-22A, 43rd FS)
STINGER (F-22A, 43rd FS)
VAPOR (F-22A, 43rd FS)

EAGLE (F-15C, 142nd FW)
RAGE (F-15C, 142nd FW)

HOUND (T-38, 2nd FTS)
TALON (T-38, 2nd FTS)

TAPROOM (F/A-18E, VFA-143)
GRIFFIN (F/A-18E, VFA-143)

MACE (F-16CM, 169th FW)



As I get the opportunity to monitor the activity, I’ll update the blog with additional frequencies and callsigns in use along with any other units that might participate.

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