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Sentry Savannah 15-1 Wrap Up

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Savannah – The two weeks of Sentry Savannah 15-1 have come and gone (15-1 is what all the military news releases are calling it, so that’s what I’m calling it) and it was quite fun to listen to. For most of the time I was down in Brunswick and working midnight shifts, so I was asleep instead of awake and listening during many of their sorties. That aside, I was able to catch a few of the morning sorties and was in Savannah for a couple of days.  Using a number of sources, including radio monitoring, Mode-S receiver information, and news photos/video, I was able to come up with the callsign, frequency, and tail number lists below.

A number of the frequencies, callsigns, and aircraft involved are the same as last year, but that’s no surprise with the same operating areas being used and a number of the same units participating. Participating units this year were F-22s (43rd FS) and T-38s (2nd FTS) from the 325th FW at Tyndall AFB, F-16Cs from the 113th Wing, DC ANG, F-16CMs from the 148th FW, MN ANG, KC-135s from the 117th ARW,  AL ANG, 134th ARW, TN ANG, and 185th ARW, IA ANG. Local area units involved were F-35s and F/A-18s from MCAS Beaufort, F-16s from the SC ANG, and F-15s from the FL ANG. The 117th ACS, GA ANG also participated. There is also a possibility that some B-2s participated late in the exercise; I heard the callsign REAPER used but I was never able to identify the user and I was only around the radios a short time, so I wasn’t able to catch where they entered the SUAs from or departed the SUAs to.

43rd FS F-22A

43rd FS F-22A

Frequencies
119.100/257.800 Savannah IAP Tower
124.975/279.575 Hunter AAF Tower
120.400/353.775 Savannah Approach/Departure
125.300/371.875 Savannah Approach/Departure
118.400/307.225 Savannah Approach/Departure
277.400/126.750 Jax Center Brunswick Low
282.200/124.675 Jax Center Jekyll Low
363.200/132.925 Jax Center Allendale/Savannah Low
138.625 CRTC CP; SENATE (113 Wing), DOGPOUND (148 FW)
237.000 CRTC CP; HORNET Ops (43rd FS), AIR DOMINANCE OPS
126.200/285.425 Hunter AAF Base Ops

293.300 CRTC; 43rd FS air-to-air
328.500 CRTC; 43rd FS air-to-air
363.900 CRTC; 43rd FS air-to-air
379.800 CRTC; 43rd FS air-to-air
256.750 43rd FS air-to-air

139.150 113th Wing air-to-air
143.150 113th Wing air-to-air
143.600 113th Wing air-to-air

141.150 148th FW air-to-air
298.300 148th FW air-to-air
306.700 148th FW air-to-air

351.000 Tanker Coordination

251.250 125th FW CP
234.800 125th FW Aux 5
253.700 125th FW Aux 6
314.200 125th FW Aux 7

141.825 169th FW V14
140.125 169th FW V15

283.400 VMFA-122 Tac 1
315.300 VMFAT-501 air-to-air

120.950/284.500 Sealord North Primary
133.950/267.500 Sealord South Primary
376.900 W-137/138 Discrete

296.300 NORAD Discrete; GCI
316.300 NORAD Discrete; GCI
265.400 NORAD Discrete; Aerial Refueling
288.400 NORAD Discrete; Aerial Refueling
274.400 Aerial Refueling
278.000 Aerial Refueling
320.600 F-22/T-38

228.400 Townsend Range
252.900 Townsend Range

139.4125 CRTC; Support (NAC 293)
149.4875 CRTC; Support (NAC 293)
149.5875 CRTC; Support (NAC 293)
149.7125 CRTC; Support (NAC 293)

113th Wing, DC ANG F-16C

113th Wing, DC ANG F-16C

Callsigns
DEMON (F-22, 43rd FS)
ROCKET (F-22, 43rd FS)
STINGER (F-22, 43rd FS)
WASP (F-22, 43rd FS)

ANGRY (F-16C, 113th Wing)
BULLY (F-16C, 113th Wing)
GUNNY (F-16C, 113th Wing)
SCARY (F-16C, 113th Wing)
WILD (F-16C, 113th Wing)
RAVAGE (F-16C, 113th Wing)

GUNDOG (F-16CM, 148th FW)
LAKER (F-16CM, 148th FW)
WOLF (F-16CM, 148th FW)

BEAGLE (T-38)
FRAG (T-38?)

FANG (F-15C, 125 FW)

VIPER (F-16CM, 169th FW)

NIKEL (F/A-18A+, VMFA-122)
SWEDE (F-35B, VMFAT-501)
PULSAR (F-35?, VMFAT-501?)

BAT (KC-135, 185th ARW)
DIXIE (KC-135, 117th ARW)
SODA (KC-135, 134th ARW)

DRAGON (RTO)
STEALTH (GCI, 117th ACW)

REAPER (B-2?)

148th FW, MN ANG F-16C

148th FW, MN ANG F-16C

Tail Numbers
02-4029, F-22A, 43rd FS
02-4039, F-22A, 43rd FS

62-3715, T-38A, 2nd FTS
70-1559, T-38A, 2nd FTS

86-0340, F-16C, 113th Wing
86-0369, F-16C, 113th Wing
87-0292, F-16C, 113th Wing
87-0306, F-16C, 113th Wing
87-0320, F-16C, 113th Wing
87-0328, F-16C, 113th Wing

90-0846, F-16DM, 149th FW
91-0405, F-16CM, 148th FW
91-0408, F-16CM, 148th FW
91-0409, F-16CM, 148th FW
91-0410, F-16CM, 148th FW
91-0414, F-16CM, 148th FW
91-0421, F-16CM, 148th FW
96-0081, F-16CM, 148th FW
96-0082, F-16CM, 148th FW

57-1453, KC-135R, 117th ARW
58-0073, KC-135R, 117th ARW
57-1436, KC-135R, 134th ARW
59-1517, KC-135R, 134th ARW
58-0057, KC-135R, 185th ARW

Due to my lack of radio time I’m sure that the list above is far from complete, but at least it’s a starting point if their plans to have two more exercises this year come to fruition. If you’re interested in more photos of the F-16s and F-22s that were visiting, I posted some in a post earlier this month.


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  2. […] Most likely the usual frequencies will be used along with frequencies used during Sentry Savannah 15-1 and […]

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