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388TH WING CONDUCTING LATE-NIGHT EXERCISES

The 388th Fighter Wing will conduct late-night flying exercises Tuesday through Thursday as part of a combat operational readiness exercise.

As many as eight F-16s will take off in succession as late as 1 a.m., which means additional noise for people living near the base.Wing spokeswoman Tech. Sgt. Darla Ernst said the wing keeps nighttime flying to a the minimum needed for mission training because of the noise impact on the community.

The training will see the wing's portion of the base fitted as a simulated war zone, complete with camouflage netting over buildings and equipment, chemical warfare attire, simulated explosions and smoke.