As I posted on social media a few days ago, I won't be doing a January MilCom Recap or Mode-S log. I've been busy with work, was down with the sinuses, and have also been busy trying to get ready for a vacation trip next week. In the meantime, there are some updates to pass … Continue reading January Blog Update: No MilCom Recap, New Air-to-Air Frequencies, Moody AFB Update
Brunswick - Last week, I posted about the 20th Fighter Wing moving to UHF air-to-air frequencies from VHF. I got some good feedback from readers offering what they've heard, so I thought I would post an updated list: 228.800 – 55th FS Air-to-Air 236.150 – 55th FS Air-to-Air 274.875 – 77th FS Air-to-Air 314.100 – … Continue reading 20th Fighter Wing UHF Air-to-Air Update
Savannah - Last month, I got a post comment from a reader mentioning the lack of activity on VHF air-to-air frequencies from 20th Fighter Wing F-16CMs from Shaw AFB working in the Bulldog MOA. I'd been noticing the same trend over the course of this year as well so I've been searching when home in … Continue reading 20th Fighter Wing F-16s Moving From VHF to UHF for Air-to-Air Frequencies
by Senior Airman Alexandria Mosness 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs 5/11/2011 - SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- The 20th Fighter Wing turned over responsibility for the air sovereignty alert mission to the 169th Fighter Wing at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., May 6. The 20th FW took control of the alert mission Sept. 11, 2001 to Nov. … Continue reading S.C. Air National Guard Assumes Alert Mission
Shaw Air Force Base may be having an ORE (Operational Readiness Exercise). F-16s from the 55th Fighter Squadron and the 79th Fighter Squadron have been flying missions to Townsend Range, the Bulldog MOA, and W-161/177 the last few days. On return from these missions, they have been heard making mission reports on the Shaw Command … Continue reading Shaw AFB ORE?
Late in July, I posted about the change of Shaw AFB's VHF SOF frequency. For the last few weeks, I have been intermittently tracking changes in Shaw's 20th Fighter Wing air-to-air frequencies. Unfortunately my schedule hasn't let me identify a lot of the changes I have noted that the 55th Fighter Squadron and the 79th … Continue reading 20th Fighter Wing Air-to-Air Changes
The current issue of Combat Aircraft magazine (Vol. 8, No. 6) has an excellent article on the 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw AFB. It includes information on their Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD) and Destruction of Enemy Air Defenses (DEAD) missions, upgrades to the Wing's F-16s, and the missions that they have flown down … Continue reading Article on the 20th FIghter Wing at Shaw AFB
This article is from the 14 October 2007 issue of "The Item", the Sumter, SC newspaper. It will be interesting to see what this means for those of us who monitor both the 169th Fighter Wing and the 20th Fighter Wing.McEntire, Shaw sign initiative‘Momentous occasion’ strengthens bases’ tiesBy JOE PERRYItem Staff Writerjperry@theitem.comA brief Saturday afternoon … Continue reading McEntire JNGB and Shaw AFB Sign Memorandum of Understanding