140th Wing assessing wartime readiness, expect increase in activity
By Capt Kinder Blacke, 140th Wing Public Affairs
/ Published October 14, 2015
BUCKLEY AFB, Colo. --
This week, the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard is conducting a 4-day wartime readiness inspection that will include increased activity on the base and F-16s flying outside of routine flying hours.
"Not only do we support a 24/7 aerospace control alert mission, but we also have to be ready at a moment's notice to deploy in support of our federal missions overseas," said Col. Floyd Dunstan, commander, 140th Wing. "It is important that we test and evaluate ourselves on these critical requirements to make sure we are fully prepared to answer our nation's call."
The 140th Wing's wartime readiness inspection is scheduled for Oct. 15-18, and will include frequent sounding of alarms and sirens and increased flying operations on Friday and Saturday, including jets taking off and/or landing as early as 7 a.m. and as late as 10 p.m.
The community's patience and understanding are greatly appreciated as the 140th Wing works hard to hone the mission-essential functions they carry out every day in support of national security.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Capt. Kinder Blacke, 140th Wing Public Affairs at 720-847-6164, firstname.lastname@example.org