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F-15 night flying training happening over Portland

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Don't be surprised if you hear an F-15 flying over Portland starting Tuesday night.

The Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Fighter Wing will be conducting routine F-15 night flying training between Tuesday and Friday and again next Monday through Friday.

The missions allow them to stay current with mandatory Air Force requirements.

Most training flights should be completed each evening before 11 p.m.

Since Sept. 11, 2001 the 142nd Fighter Wing has flown over 37,000 hours in support of the Aerospace Control Alert mission to ensure the Pacific Northwestern skies remain safe.

Night flying is conducted almost monthly as it provides essential training for the use of night vision goggles and other nighttime maneuvers.

For more information about the 142nd Fighter Wing, go to the Air National Guard website.

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