Vermont Air National Guard to perform night drills

The F-35 fighter jets will begin a night flying exercise tonight.
Published: Dec. 6, 2022 at 5:35 AM EST
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - The Vermont Air National Guard F-35 fighter jets will begin night flying exercises on Tuesday, Dec. 6.

The jets will have drills from Tuesday to Friday with one afternoon and one evening takeoff period each day. The exercises should conclude by 7 p.m. each night.

The 158th Fighter Wing Commander says they are required to periodically train at night to make sure they’re ready should they be called upon.

Leaders say they are the first Air National Guard F-35 unit to be fully mission capable.