Military training flights out of Volk Field set for Aug. 10-21

Military aircraft out of Volk Field in Juneau County will once again be conducting training flights, starting Aug. 10.
An F-16 flying out of Volk Field
An F-16 flying out of Volk Field(Volk Field/Camp Douglas)
Published: Aug. 7, 2020 at 4:41 PM CDT
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CAMP DOUGLAS, Wis. (WMTV) - Military aircraft out of Volk Field in Juneau County will once again be conducting training flights, starting Aug. 10.

Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs said in a release Friday that residents can expect heightened activity in the skies from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Aug 10-21.

Residents in the following counties may hear the jets during those days: Adams, Brown, Calumet, Clark, Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Jackson, Juneau, Marathon, Marquette, Monroe, Outagamie, Portage, Sauk, Sheboygan, Trempealeau, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago, and Wood.

The training is part of the annual Northern Lightning Counterland training exercise. Units from Wisconsin, California, Idaho, Minnesota, New York, Vermont and Virginia will participate in Northern Lightning. Training includes 50 planes and 1,000 personnel from the National Guard, Air Force, Army and Navy.

“Northern Lightning is a tactical level, joint training exercise replicating today’s air battle space with current and future weapons platforms. A variety of the world’s most advanced aircraft including fifth generation aircraft like the F-35 will participate in the exercise,” according to a release.

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