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Operation Snowbird update for 2015 and how to lodge complaints

Here's the rundown on DMAFB's Total Force Training (fka Operation Snowbird) visiting aircraft.

The DMAFB noise complaints line is 520-228-5091 to call in especially egregious offenders. Callers will be asked for the time, location, and aircraft type. The folks on the phone are pretty nice. More information about making comments to DMAFB is at --

There is a "planespotting" page on the DMAFB website that can help folks identify what is going overhead -- -- (~168KB, 915x1067PX, JPEG format).


From: 355 FW/PA 355th FW Public Affairs <>
Date: Tue, Oct 6, 2015 at 4:08 PM
Subject: D-M Hosts Units for Training in October

United States Air Force
355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
3405 S Fifth Street, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., 85707
(520) 228-3406; FAX (520) 228-0916

Press Release
Release No. 10-02-15
October 6, 2015

D-M Hosts Units for Training in October

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – Multiple units from across the country will be visiting Davis-Monthan throughout the month of October for training.

A KC-130J Harvest Hawk will train at D-M from October 16-23. The KC-130J is from the 4-160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA.

A KC-135 from the 22nd Air Refueling Wing at McConnell AFB, KS, will train here October 5-9 alongside D-M A-10s.

A C-130J from the 302nd Airlift Wing at Peterson AFB, CO, will train with the 68th Rescue Flight October 17-18.

A U-28 from the 14th Weapons Squadron at Hurlburt Field, FL will train here October 5-10.

During these visits, the aircrews will follow all D-M arrival and departure processes and adhere to noise abatement procedures. The KC-130J will be flying at night however, they will limit their night missions as much as possible. This training has been fully coordinated with local government and law enforcement officials. Extensive safety precautions are in place to protect the service members and local citizens and to limit inconvenience to the communities.



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