Langley AFB issues noise advisory for Monday night

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2012 file photo, a U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor stealth fighter takes off from Kadena Air Base on the southern island of Okinawa in Japan. In its first months of combat in the skies above Iraq and Syria in 2015, the F-22 has been more of an escort role, using its high-tech sensors and communications to guide and protect other fighters that are actually dropping the bombs. (AP Photo/Greg Baker, File)

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. (WAVY) – The sound of freedom may be a little louder tonight in parts of Hampton Roads.

Langley AFB has issued a noise advisory for Monday night through early Tuesday morning, July 19.

According to a release, the 1st Fighter Wing will be performing a critical exercise to train pilots for real-world combat situations.

“During this time, our Airmen will be working to hone vital skills and enhance their ability to protect America at a moment’s notice,” said U.S. Air Force Col. Pete Fesler, 1st Fighter Wing commander. “The F-22 Raptor is a formidable weapons system, and in the hands of our outstanding Airmen, it is a platform that guards the nation and deters our enemies from aggressive action. We truly appreciate the community’s understanding of our need to train and prepare, and we are grateful for their patience during this exercise.”

Residents can file noise complaints at 757-764-5701 or 633abw.paedit@us.af.mil

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