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158FW Night Flying This Week

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SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. - The Vermont Air National Guard will conduct night flying on Wednesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 14 with two takeoff and landing periods scheduled between 3:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. There are no scheduled morning flights.

"Night flying is a critical component of our training and fulfilling our comprehensive readiness requirements,” said Col. David Shevchik, Jr., 158th Fighter Wing Commander. “We must ensure our team is ready to respond in any environment or situation, for our state and nation, and we also understand that we must balance this with the impact our training has on the community.”

Airmen of the 158th Fighter Wing conduct training in day and night time conditions to accomplish federal training requirements and sustain the skills necessary to accomplish the variety of missions assigned to the Air Force's cornerstone fighter, the F-35.

"Our ability to deploy in support of ongoing missions in Europe with NATO allies and partners is a direct result of our daily training." said Shevchik. "We are honored to answer our nation's call to deter aggression, provide stability, and promote peace in the region."

Information about the flying schedule, efforts to balance the impact on the communities and additional information is available at www.vtguard.com/F35