D-M hosting Navy jets for training exercise

D-M hosting Navy jets for training exercise
F/A-18 Hornet (Source: Public Domain)

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - Hear a jet overhead, but don’t recognize what it is? Not to worry, the Air Force is hosting a few Navy pilots for a training exercise.

According to a news release from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, the 355th Wing is hosting 14 F/A-18 Hornets from the U.S. Navy, beginning today - Tuesday, Jan. 22 to Friday, Feb. 8.

The two units will be flying together to train and practice joint integration involving several different types of aircraft in a "high-intensity conflict scenario", according to the D-M release.

During this time, the F/A-18′s will take off from D-M and fly west to the Barry M. Goldwater Range to practice integration with the Close Air Support experts in the 354th Fighter Squadron.

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