While you were sleeping
By Airman Xiomara M. Martinez , 35th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
/ Published November 06, 2017
MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan --
The 13th and 14th Fighter Squadrons performed night flying operations at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Oct. 16-19.
Night operations are part of Misawa’s tactical training program to maintain flying proficiency no matter the hour.
“The 'Fight Tonight' motto is the mentality we bring to this training,” said Capt. Dave Abel the 14th Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations. “We know our enemies can’t execute as well we can and that’s why we train the way we do. We get in these repetitions, so we are sharp as possible. We expect to fight 24/7, executing our mission effectively and safely today to keep us fighting tomorrow.”
Night operations take place about once every two months for a week or two, depending on training requirements.