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VTANG F-35 Integrated Training with F-22s

Release Number: 011121

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Press Release 09 JULY 2021: Airmen, aircraft and support equipment from the Vermont Air National Guard will begin departing on July 14, from the 158th Fighter Wing to train at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. This three-week exercise, known as Red Flag, provides pilots, aircrew and operators a realistic training environment to prepare them for any combat environment.


SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. - Four F-22 Raptors from Langley Air Force Base will arrive Friday, November 5 to train with the 158th Fighter Wing.

“We are excited to take part in this integrated training opportunity with our fifth gen partners from Virginia. Our units represent the tip of the sword in the high end fight, and these missions allow us to hone those skills that make us a more effective force against any potential adversary,” said Col Nathan Graber, 158th Operations Group Commander.

Due to operational requirements the F-22s may take-off in afterburner Saturday morning, November 6. Upon conclusion of scheduled training with the 158th Fighter Wing they will likely return directly to their home station without returning to BTV.

Please visit www.vtguard.com/F-35 for additional information about the VTANG F-35.