If you notice a big increase in air traffic around Moody Air Force Base, it's because an Army exercise involving aviation assets is underway.
It is happening through Tuesday on military training areas at Moody Air Force Base, and in the vicinity of the surrounding communities.
The 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment stationed at Fort Campbell, KY., the Night Stalkers, along with flying units from Moody AFB, are conducting a flight training exercise to maintain proficiency of pilots and air crews.
There will be increased air traffic, including helicopters and airplanes, low-flying aircraft, and increased aircraft noise. This is a routine exercise, conducted periodically to maintain a high level of operational readiness for the military personnel involved.
Moody Air Force Base and the Army Special Operations community are extremely sensitive to the impact such exercises have on local citizens and intend to train safely and courteously.
The Air Base says that every measure to reduce the amount of noise associated with the exercise will be taken. The Soldiers of the 160th SOAR have been continuously deployed in support of overseas contingency operations in multiple locations for more than 11 years.
Exercises such as this enable Soldiers to operate in every possible environment and sustain proficiency on every piece of equipment they may be required to use in combat.
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