Night maneuvers to begin at Hunter airfield

  • Thread starter Boondocksaint375
  • Start date
B

Boondocksaint375

Guest
Night maneuvers to begin at Hunter airfield

Latest News
Pamela E. Walck | Wednesday, September 5, 2007 at 01:39 pm


U.S. Army Rangers from 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, based at Hunter Army Airfield, will begin conducting a military exercise today through Sept. 16 at the mid-town Savannah base and at North Army Auxiliary Airfield, S.C.
Hunter Spokesman Steve Hart said soldiers will use training ammunition and other training devices to make the exercise as realistic as possible. The exercises will be concentrated on training areas at Hunter and the North auxiliary airfield.
As a result, there will be periods of increased air traffic that include low-flying aircraft, both helicopters and airplanes, during night hours. Increased air traffic and noise may be associated with a large airborne operation involving the Rangers as well as training activities that does not include the Rangers but involves the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment and U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command conducting nape-of-the-earth flights and aerial refueling.

http://www.savannahnow.com/node/355497
 
B

Boondocksaint375

Guest
If you're a civlian it is. Kinda like the announcements they put out about Robin Sage beginning.
 

EATIII

Ranger
Verified SOF
Joined
Sep 25, 2006
Messages
526
Location
Chicago/Indy
If you're a civlian it is. Kinda like the announcements they put out about Robin Sage beginning.

I get ya, but the folks around HAAF are quite used to it. I will say there is nothing beter than Flying over a cluster of Softball Diamonds on the Planks of a Little Bird. When the folks finally hear them you are right on top of them, a Real Game stopper. Works the same with Hawks or 53's:D
 
R

RIGGER160

Guest
How is that not in violation of any opsec regs? I can understand the rangers, but isn't the 160th and Air Force info supposed to be sort of secret?
 

EATIII

Ranger
Verified SOF
Joined
Sep 25, 2006
Messages
526
Location
Chicago/Indy
How is that not in violation of any opsec regs? I can understand the rangers, but isn't the 160th and Air Force info supposed to be sort of secret?

It’s no secret that 160 have a Unit Stationed there, so flying around as they do would not send up any Flags.

Ok, pic this! When I PCS'ed to HI from there it was hard to sleep because of the Quiet! Little known fact, HAAF is a back up for Space shuttle landings.
 

Typhoon

Unverified
Joined
Dec 11, 2006
Messages
643
I recall one of the old timers telling a story about an HAAF exercise in which the OPFORs caught the guys on the way out to the training area stuck in civilian Friday afternoon traffic on one of the local interstates. From what I remember the OPFORs helos began using their blank ammo to strafe the convoy on the highway, and eventually the convoy decided to return fire. Apparently that was quite a heartstopping afternoon for the civilian traffic! :eek: :D
 

EATIII

Ranger
Verified SOF
Joined
Sep 25, 2006
Messages
526
Location
Chicago/Indy
I recall one of the old timers telling a story about an HAAF exercise in which the OPFORs caught the guys on the way out to the training area stuck in civilian Friday afternoon traffic on one of the local interstates. From what I remember the OPFORs helos began using their blank ammo to strafe the convoy on the highway, and eventually the convoy decided to return fire. Apparently that was quite a heartstopping afternoon for the civilian traffic! :eek: :D

I'd like to tell you about the Days but I would need to kill Myself, and the folks around would be too over Joyed. Tyohoon there a million.

Forinstance, if some one can tell me the name,plt,sqd,co,and Batt of the Ranger walking off of the plan (recruiting film) and what happend to him I will give them 100 bucks!:eek:
 
N

nineteen-delta

Guest
unbereevabul

;)
And this is news, LMAO
This has been going on for over 27 years!:doh:



U.S. Rangers' training in area causing some sleepless nights
By CHARLENE SLAUGHTER, T&D Special Assignments | Tuesday, September 11, 2007
3 comment(s) | Default | Large

Sara Gleaton called the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office early Monday morning to complain about planes circling over her neighborhood. She and her neighbors had endured noisy, low flying planes - so low that items in her home shook - since about 1 a.m.

Gleaton said she thought, "'I know they ain't trying to find drug patches this time in the morning.' That's the first thing that ran across my mind."

During her conversation, Gleaton said the planes were steadily circling.

"What is that I'm hearing?" the dispatcher asked.

"That's them airplanes," Gleaton said.

J.D. Neville also wondered what was going on Saturday when military planes circled his Cordova neighborhood.

"It started about midnight or a little after Saturday," he said Monday. "They were making big circles around and kept going. Last night three of them -- they were military planes -- kept flying in circles ... big planes. And my neighbor called the Charleston Air Base, and they said it wasn't them. They wake you up, then five minutes later come back around."

The big military planes in question are from the United States Rangers for the 1st Battalion, 75th Regiment, based at Hunter Army Airfield in Georgia. They are conducting a military exercise between Georgia and the North Auxiliary Air Field through Sept. 16.

"Soldiers will use training ammunition and other training devices to make the exercise as realistic as possible," states a release from the 75th Ranger Regiment Public Affairs Office. "There will be periods of increased air traffic to include low-flying aircraft, both helicopters and airplanes, during hours of darkness. Increased air traffic and noise may be associated with a large airborne operation involving the Rangers. ...

"This is routine training conducted periodically to maintain a high level of readiness for the military personnel involved."

The release goes on to state that the Rangers are extremely "sensitive" to the impact such training has on local citizens and they intend to train "safely and courteously" and be mindful of noise associated with the training. Standing in her yard in the middle of the night, with most neighbors turning on all lights in protest, Gleaton would beg to differ.

"We could not sleep," she said. "We cut all the lights on outside. It lasted until 4:20 a.m. and started before 1 a.m. They were crisscrossing and circling. The time you hear it going away, it came right back. I couldn't figure out what it was. We've had two days of this. ... I stood in the yard and watched them crisscross and come back across. We lit our world up over here last night, letting them know we couldn't get no sleep."

While public relations officials apologized for the disturbance Monday, they said it is necessary. Describing the 75th Ranger Regiment as the "U.S. Army's premier light infantry force," the statement said the Rangers must be ready to deploy worldwide on a moment's notice.

"Therefore, tough, realistic training conducted regularly gives the Rangers a decisive edge for real-world missions," the statement said. "Training such as this is the best method to test their readiness capabilities."

"But I wonder why they chose this area?" Neville said.

Gleaton said she didn't mind the airplanes so much on Saturday, but has to get up for work at 4:30 a.m. She polled her neighbors last night. Her son said his house was shaking, too. Another said the noise woke her up before 1 a.m.

But one woman and her husband, an elderly pair with some hearing loss, managed to get their usual night's sleep.

"She said, 'I kept hearing something, I thought,'" Gleaton said.


eleki
wrote on Sep 11, 2007 9:11 PM:

" Count your blessings. What you are hearing is the sound of freedom. "


lb0802
wrote on Sep 11, 2007 4:23 PM:

" Yes name is Larry Briggman I'm A X RANGERS OUT OF Ft Lewis WA. Keep up the good work "RANGERS LEAD THE WAY ALL THE WAY" "


countrygirl1979
wrote on Sep 11, 2007 8:49 AM:

" While I can understand the loss of sleep, I would much rather lose it knowing that our troops are training and doing their best to defend each of us. A little inconvenience is the least we can sacrifice. How about our servicemen and women in Iraq? When was the last time they had the luxury of a great night's sleep. With a son in the USMC and a husband in the USAF Reserves, I welcome the sounds of aircraft and training. It allows me to know that they are perfecting their skill and :)
http://www.timesanddemocrat.com/articles/2007/09/11/news/12743843.txt
 
Top