USS Truman (CVN-75) Working off of the Florida Coast for a Composite Training Unit Exercise

Savannah - On 8 July 2019, USNI News reported that the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) and its carrier strike group were underway in the Atlantic Ocean for a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) and the USNI's Fleet and Marine Tracker (see linked image below) also showed that the Truman was underway in the Atlantic. … Continue reading USS Truman (CVN-75) Working off of the Florida Coast for a Composite Training Unit Exercise

New USMC TRS Site for MCRD Parris Island

This morning, I discovered a new site for the USMC TRS for MCRD Parris Island, SC. It provides system coverage for Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, SC near MCAS Beaufort, SC so it and the sites for MCAS Beaufort support some of the same talkgroups. The site frequencies are: 385.9125 (Control Channel), 380.4875, 380.5750, … Continue reading New USMC TRS Site for MCRD Parris Island

Coastal Georgia Military Monitoring Recap; June 2019

June was an excellent month for Military and Aviation monitoring. As regular readers of this blog are aware, I did some traveling throughout June to the Central Georgia, Charleston, SC, and Beaufort, SC areas, so this recap expands beyond the usual boundaries of Coastal Georgia to include those areas. In particular, my travels enabled me … Continue reading Coastal Georgia Military Monitoring Recap; June 2019

10/11 June 2019 Central Georgia Road Trip Scanning Report

On Monday and Tuesday, I took a short road trip to Central Georgia, staying in Warner Robins overnight and visiting the Robins AFB Museum of Aviation on Tuesday before returning to Savannah. Over the course of the trip, I used the mobile station's Uniden Home Patrol 2 and Whistler TRX-2 not just to scan, but … Continue reading 10/11 June 2019 Central Georgia Road Trip Scanning Report

Coastal Georgia Military Monitoring Recap; May 2019

Despite the last week or so of the month being slower than usual because of the Memorial Day holiday (and my listening opportunities limited for the same reason), May 2019 was a good month for military monitoring in the Coastal Georgia area. There were two standouts in May; the first was the presence of an … Continue reading Coastal Georgia Military Monitoring Recap; May 2019

Royal Air Force KC2 Voyager Refueling VMFAT-501 F-35Bs off of the Georgia/South Carolina Coast

Savannah - Yesterday evening, I caught something unexpected, an RAF KC2 Voyager entering the offshore W-areas controlled by SEALORD. Initially I wasn't able to understand the callsign, but I was able to identify it by its number and its plot on ADS-B Exchange. Shortly thereafter, some F-35Bs from VMFAT-501 at MCAS Beaufort came up and … Continue reading Royal Air Force KC2 Voyager Refueling VMFAT-501 F-35Bs off of the Georgia/South Carolina Coast

Coastal Georgia Military Monitoring Recap; April 2019

April 2019 was an interesting month for military monitoring in Coastal Georgia. The highlight of the month was the first Sentry Savannah exercise of 2019 at the Georgia Air National Guard Air Dominance Center at Savannah-Hilton Head IAP. There were also two NATO E-3 AWACS operating out of Shaw AFB during part of April; it's … Continue reading Coastal Georgia Military Monitoring Recap; April 2019

Sentry Savannah Wrap Up – April 2019

Savannah - The April 2019 Sentry Savannah exercise wrapped up last week, with the participants leaving before the Easter weekend began. It's been a busy week since then, so it took me a while to have the opportunity to work on a wrap-up post. The frequencies and callsigns below are what I heard in use … Continue reading Sentry Savannah Wrap Up – April 2019

VMFAT-501 at the Savannah Air Dominance Center

Savannah - With the MCAS Beaufort Air Show this weekend, VMFAT-501 has sent some of its aircraft to the Georgia Air National Guard Air Dominance Center at the Savannah Hilton-Head IAP. Since VMFAT-501's missions is to train F-35 pilots, they've come to Savannah to continue pilot training operations unhindered by airshow on the ramp/flightline at … Continue reading VMFAT-501 at the Savannah Air Dominance Center

Sentry Savannah Exercise Underway at the Savannah Air Dominance Center

Savannah - There is a Sentry Savannah exercise underway at the Georgia Air National Guard's Air Dominance Center (ADC) at the Savannah-Hilton Head IAP. There are F-16s from the 187th Fighter Wing, Alabama ANG and Aero L-159s from Draken International at the ADC and they're being supported by 126th ARW and 185th ARW KC-135s at … Continue reading Sentry Savannah Exercise Underway at the Savannah Air Dominance Center