Sentry Savannah July 2018 Update

Savannah - I haven't had a lot of monitoring time, but I have been able to listen to a few more morning sorties and other listeners have contributed what they've heard, so I've got an update for what should be the last couple of days of the current Sentry Savannah exercise. Paul, KJ4FAV also provided … Continue reading Sentry Savannah July 2018 Update

Third Sentry Savannah Exercise of 2018 Underway at the Savannah Air Dominance Center

Savannah - Earlier this week with my Mode-S receiver in Brunswick, I picked up a couple of KC-135s departing the Savannah area for the Special Use Areas off of Savannah.  Since KC-135s are permanent residents at Savannah IAP or Hunter AAF, that activity usually indicates that there is an exercise going on. Some of the … Continue reading Third Sentry Savannah Exercise of 2018 Underway at the Savannah Air Dominance Center

Sentry Savannah Update; 2 February 2018

Savannah - After another day of monitoring the Sentry Savannah exercise and a ride out to the airport to watch the morning sorties recover, I have some updates on the frequencies and callsigns in use. 314.300 became an interesting frequency; on 31 January I thought the 159th FW F-15s were using it, but on 1 … Continue reading Sentry Savannah Update; 2 February 2018

The First Sentry Savannah Exercise of 2018 is Underway

Savannah - It's late January/early February so that means it's once again time for a Sentry Savannah exercise. For this iteration, there are fourteen F-22As from the 43rd FS at Tyndall AFB, ten T-38s from the 2nd FTS at Tyndall AFB, and seven F/A-18Es from VFA-143 at NAS Oceana. They all arrived at the Air … Continue reading The First Sentry Savannah Exercise of 2018 is Underway

First Sentry Savannah Exercise of 2017 Underway

Savannah - 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, … Continue reading First Sentry Savannah Exercise of 2017 Underway

Two F-16s from the 169th FW Crash Near Louisville, GA

Update - 9 June 2016:  The latest reports are that both pilots are out of the hospital and back home, so that's great news! It's good to hear that neither pilot apparently sustained any serious injuries. The last I heard, one of the two aircraft crash locations was located and it was in a heavily … Continue reading Two F-16s from the 169th FW Crash Near Louisville, GA

Exercise Atlantic Spear

Savannah - Over the weekend, I heard that F-15s from the 104th Fighter Wing, Massachusetts Air National Guard and the 144th Fighter Wing, California Air National Guard arrived had arrived at the Savannah Combat Readiness Training Center/Air Dominance Center. On Tuesday, when I came back to Savannah from Brunswick, I heard the F-15s working offshore … Continue reading Exercise Atlantic Spear

New 169th Fighter Wing Air-to-Air Frequencies?

It sounds like the 169th FW F-16s from McEntire JNGB in South Carolina are now using UHF air-to-air frequencies.  For some time I haven't been hearing as much on their VHF air-to-air frequencies when the F-16s have been active in the area but I hadn't had much time to search for new frequencies.  Over the … Continue reading New 169th Fighter Wing Air-to-Air Frequencies?

Mobile MilCom; 21 February 2012

Location:  Brunswick, GA I spent parts of my morning and early afternoon utilizing the mobile station to do some military monitoring. Most of it was centered around the Global Guardian exercise operating out of Savannah but I picked up a few other things too. Based on what I heard this morning I picked up the … Continue reading Mobile MilCom; 21 February 2012

169th Fighter Wing at the Savannah Combat Readiness Training Center

F-16s from the South Carolina Air National Guard's 169th FW are at the Savannah CRTC this week.  Based on what I heard on the scanners and saw when I went by the airport on Tuesday, they had at least 12 aircraft at the CRTC.  They used their normal callsigns of MACE, VIPER, and DEMON along … Continue reading 169th Fighter Wing at the Savannah Combat Readiness Training Center