Increased Noise During Operational Readiness Exercise at Seymour Johnson AFB

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Seymour Johnson AFB to Conduct Operational Readiness Exercises Jan. 14-17

Seymour Johnson AFB, Home of the 4th Fighter Wing

The exercises and additional F-15E Strike Eagle flying, ensures base Airmen are prepared to support overseas contingency operations and effectively complete the mission of the 4th Fighter Wing: to provide Strike Eagle airpower, whenever and wherever it is

The 4th Fighter Wing will conduct an Operational Readiness Exercise Jan. 14-17. Local residents can expect increased jet noise, low-level flying and loudspeaker announcements throughout the day and possibly until 1 a.m. Entry and exit delays are possible at all gates during this time.

During the hours of 10 a.m. through 12 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 14, the base will conduct an Active Shooter Exercise as part of the week’s events. During this time, all gates will be closed from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and no entry or exit will be permitted.

Please advise all applicable community members of these events to ensure proper planning can take place.

The exercises and additional F-15E Strike Eagle flying, ensures base Airmen are prepared to support overseas contingency operations and effectively complete the mission of the 4th Fighter Wing: to provide Strike Eagle airpower, whenever and wherever it is needed in defense of our nation.

For more information, contact the 4th Fighter Wing public affairs office at (919) 722-0027 or 4fw.pa(at)seymourjohnson(dot)af(dot)mil.

Scheduled May 18-19, 2013.
Colonel Jeannie Leavitt, Base Commander and first female fighter pilot in the U.S., extends a public invitation to attend the Wings Over Wayne Air Show at Seymour Johnson AFB in Goldsboro. The air show will salute our service men and women around the globe, past and present. Leavitt plans to pay tribute to Operation Homecoming on its 40th anniversary, when POWs in North Vietnam were released from captivity.

Major Steven Bofferding, Air Show Director and F-15E pilot commented, “This biennial exhibition has attracted an incredible array of aircraft and skilled pilots. Seymour Johnson will truly feature one of the world’s best Air Shows of 2013.” The last air show in 2011 drew over 175,000 visitors from across the country.

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Media contacts:

Maj Steven Bofferding, Air Show Director, Seymour Johnson AFB, Goldsboro, North Carolina, USA, 919-722-3543, Steven.Bofferding(at)seymourjohnson.af(dot)mil

Lt Keavy Rake, 4th Fighter Wing Public Affairs, Seymour Johnson AFB, Goldsboro, North Carolina, USA, 919-722-1030, Keavy.rake(at)seymourjohnson.af(dot)mil

NCPressRelease.com, Robert B. Butler, Raleigh, Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach

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