Base to conduct night training

Friday, March 11, 2016

Aircrews at Mountain Home Air Force Base will conduct nighttime flight training starting Monday as part of a scheduled training exercise.

The 389th Fighter Squadron and 366th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron will conduct a 72-hour sortie surge with F-15E Strike Eagles at the base flying from 8 a.m. to midnight and again from midnight to 3 a.m. through Thursday, March 17.

The flight training will measure the wing's combat capability and its ability to provide sustained combat airpower over time, said Tech. Sgt. Joe Woolston, a spokesman from the base.

The late night and early morning noise will primarily affect dorm residents and those living in base housing and surrounding communities. However, most of the noise from the F-15E's afterburning engines will be confined to the base.

Aircrews will apply appropriate noise reduction procedures during late night and early morning flying to keep noise levels to a minimum, Woolston said.

In addition, the 366th Medical Group will continue current operating hours and keep its urgent care center open 24 hours a day. The Wagon Wheel Dining Facility on base, which provides meals to eligible airmen on base, will extend its midnight meal hours and open from 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. these days.

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