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The California Air National Guard’s 144th Fighter Wing will be conducting a military training exercise from February 29 thru March 3, 2024 at the Fresno ANG Base. During the exercise window, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day, residents of the local community may hear increased aircraft noise, simulated explosions and simulated gunfire coming from the installation and the area near the north side of the airport adjacent to the Airways Golf Course. Increased numbers of military aircraft (F-15C Eagles) will also be taking off from the Fresno Yosemite International Airport.

The exercise is required to evaluate the operational readiness of the men and women of the 144th FW while testing the wing’s aircraft generation capabilities. During the exercise, Airmen from all career fields work together seamlessly to perform the wing’s response mission to both attacks and to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) threats. These exercises are routine in nature and are part of our routine military inspection program.

While the sounds of explosions and gunfire may be heard coming from the main areas of the base, most activity will not be visible from McKinley Ave. or the surrounding area.

For additional information or questions, contact the 144th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office, Capt. Jason Sanchez, at 559-454-5246 or via email at