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F-15 fighter jets to trade NC base for SC skies

Feb 17, 2011 4:03:00 AM - thestate.com
Several F-15E fighter jets from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina are heading to an air base in Charleston for two weeks.

Air Force officials say members of the 333rd Fighter Squadron are arriving this week and will fly training missions Monday through Friday next week.

Officials warn that residents near Joint Base Charleston will hear increased jet noise during daylight hours.

The training ensures that the pilots and crews are prepared to support military operations in Afghanistan by having them fly in unfamiliar air space.

The F-15E Strike Eagle is able to fly air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. The jets can fly at low altitudes, perform missions day or night, and in all weather.

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