Robins plays host to F-15s for training exercise

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  • By Jenny Gordon
  • Robins Public Affairs
Due to a runway closure at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina, members of the 335th and 336th Fighter Squadrons will be hosted by Robins during a large force engagement training exercise Monday through June 15.

About 172 maintainers, pilots, administrative and intelligence personnel began arriving Wednesday. A total of 13 F-15s will arrive here during the week to undergo training with E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System crews, as well as several other squadrons from across the southeast, according to Capt. Frank Fryar, 335th FS assistant director of operations and S3 flight commander.

Both operational fighter squadrons are part of Seymour Johnson's 4th Operations Group, 4th Fighter Wing. The wing is home to the F-15E Strike Eagle, and provides worldwide deployable aircraft and personnel who are capable of executing combat missions in support of the Aerospace Expeditionary Force.