F-15 pilots hone skills against naval aviators

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The F-15 Eagles of the Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Fighter Wing will host F-18 Hornets from Miramar Naval Air Station in California for five days of training. The training flights will be Thursday through Monday, launching after 7 a.m. and ending before 4 p.m.

Known as dissimilar air combat training, the exercises provide realistic scenarios and opportunities to hone advanced aerial tactics that may be used against enemies.

Since Sept. 11, 2001, the 142nd Fighter Wing has flown more than 48,000 hours in its mission to defend Northwest skies.