FOR RELEASE: April 7, 2023
Colorado Air National Guard Public Affairs, Tech. Sgt. Chance Johnson, 720-847-9072
BUCKLEY SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. – The 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, will conduct night flying training at Buckley SFB, Aurora, April 11-28, 2023.
The Wing will conduct nighttime flying missions and arrive back at Buckley SFB as late as 10 p.m.
The local community and adjacent communities can anticipate an increase in flight activity and noise level during this period from the F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft.
“Conducting night training missions is critical for pilots to maintain the skillsets required for our nation’s defense,” said U.S. Air Force Col. Christopher Southard, commander, 140th Wing. “We, as a wing, understand that the increase in noise at night can be disruptive to our local communities. The continued support for mission readiness is greatly appreciated and we will strive to minimize our noise during this night flying period.”
The training gained from these exercises will significantly improve the 140th Wing’s ability to prepare and respond to contingency operations around the world.
The Wing’s real-world mission and emergency response capability will not be affected and will take priority over training actions.