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144th Fighter Wing Heads to Sentry Savanah

FRESNO AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Calif. -- As Airmen from the 144th Logistics Readiness Squadron load a C-130J, from the 146th Airlift Wing, with cargo destined for Savanah Georgia over 100 Airmen and 8 F-15C Eagles from the 144th Fighter Wing prepare to depart to take part in Exercise Sentry Savannah 15-2.

Sentry Savannah is a National Guard Bureau sponsored event hosted by the Georgia Air National Guard's revamped and newly-named Air Dominance Center. Officials from NGB expect to conduct at least three of these exercises per year as part of the Regional Exercise program which aims to provide traditional Guard pilots with much of their wartime readiness training in a matter of two weeks.

Previously named the Savannah Combat Readiness Training Center, the ADC is able to provide economical and logistical support to pilots, maintainers and other exercise support personnel.

The exercise, running until May 16, will involve platforms from around the military to include F-22's, F-35's, F-16's, F-18's, B-2's and T-38's, and will provide units with an opportunity  to hone-in on war fighting skills while flying with other types of aircraft.