The 180th Fighter Wing of the Ohio Air National Guard will be conducting increased, daytime and nighttime, training flights throughout this week as part of an operational readiness training exercise.
Toledo/Swanton Area residents may see or hear F-16 fighter jets taking off and landing at various times throughout the week. Throughout the area training flights normally take place during daylight hours, but F-16 pilots and maintenance personnel are required to conduct enhanced training operations as part of their overall mission readiness requirements.
Residence immediately surrounding the installation may also experience increased traffic flow and increased noise activity such as variations of sirens, messages from loud speakers and loud booms, throughout the week as wing personnel react to simulated training scenarios.
Readiness training, conducted in realistic environments under realistic circumstances, ensures our forces maintain the highest levels of proficiency and readiness for worldwide deployment.
The 180th Fighter Wing appreciates the continued support we have from the citizens of Northwest Ohio as we continue to train in support of our mission.