If you hear fighter jets ripping through the sky over the next several days, that’s the sound of the Jersey-based 177th Fighter Wing conducting night training operations.
The New Jersey Air National Guard issued an alert to residents that the night-flying trainings will run from Tuesday to Friday, and from Oct. 8 to Oct. 11. The 177th Fighter Wing, which includes the F16-C Fighting Falcon, is based at Atlantic City International Airport in Atlantic County.
“The training flights are designed to help prepare mission-capable, combat-ready Airmen and aircraft for the homeland defense mission and world-wide deployment in support of U.S. Air Force objectives,” the 177th Fighter Wing said in the announcement.
The 177th Wing’s public affairs office did not immediately return a request for additional information about the timing and number of aircraft involved.