F-15 jets begin training missions out of Joint Base Charleston

An F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jet. Source: U.S. Air Force
An F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jet. Source: U.S. Air Force

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – Folks in Charleston may hear some extra noise in the skies this week.

Several fighter jets from North Carolina are at Joint Base Charleston for training missions, which means it may be a little loud where you live and work between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

This is one of the last training missions before the jets head overseas to Afghanistan.

Several F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jets from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in N.C. will be in town over the next two weeks.

The 333rd Fighter Squadron is a training unit that prepares pilots and weapons systems officers to operate the F-15 E Strike Eagle. As part of their final training block, the fighter squadron regularly travels to another base to practice working from an unfamiliar base in unfamiliar airspace.

The F-15E Strike Eagle is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. An array of avionics and electronics systems gives the F-15E the capability to fight at low altitude, day or night, and in all weather.

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