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142ND FIGHTER WING TO HOST, CONDUCT DISSIMILAR AIR COMBAT TRAINING, AUG. 17 – 24

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News Release from Oregon Military Department
Posted on FlashAlert: August 16th, 2018 3:13 PM
PORTLAND AIR NATIONAL GUARD (PANG) BASE, Ore. – The Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Fighter Wing will host F-35’s from the 61st Fighter Squadron and F-16’s from the 21st Fighter Squadron out of Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, August 17-24, 2018, to conduct dissimilar air combat training (DACT).

DACT provides realistic combat scenarios for pilots to hone advanced aerial tactics that may be used against potential adversaries. The training is an essential and required component to ensure military readiness in support of the base’s national and state missions.
Flights will depart from and land at the Portland International Airport starting August 20th, and training will occur in approved airspace several miles off the Oregon coast. In an effort to foster coordination with the community and the Port of Portland, flights will launch daily after 8 a.m. and will conclude before 4 p­­.m.
For more information, contact Steven Conklin, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs, at steven.l.conklin2.mil@mail.mil


Source: Tillamook County Pioneer

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