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Savannah – Over the weekend, I heard that F-15s from the 104th Fighter Wing, Massachusetts Air National Guard and the 144th Fighter Wing, California Air National Guard arrived had arrived at the Savannah Combat Readiness Training Center/Air Dominance Center. On Tuesday, when I came back to Savannah from Brunswick, I heard the F-15s working offshore with F-16s from the South Carolina ANG and F/A-18s from MCAS Beaufort. On Wednesday afternoon, I heard them involved in an even larger operation offshore with A-10s from Moody AFB, B-52s from Barksdale AFB, an E-8 JSTARS, F-15s from the Florida ANG, F-16s from the SC ANG, F-22s from Tyndall AFB, KC-135s from Grissom ARB, and a P-8A from Jacksonville. I started doing some web research and found out that there is an exercise based out of Savannah IAP this week called ATLANTIC SPEAR.

I won’t have the time to do a lot of listening for this exercise, but I did get a bit of listening on Tuesday and Wednesday and was able to get a frequency/callsign list started. Hopefully this can be a starting point for anyone else interested in listening in. Unfortunately, I don’t think I’m going to be able to get out and get some aircraft photos for ATLANTIC SPEAR like I was for the SENTRY SAVANNAH exercises either.

Frequencies
257.800/119.100 – Tower
348.600/121.900 – Ground
353.775/120.400 – Approach/Departure
371.875/125.300 – Approach/Departure
307.225/118.400 – Approach/Departure
269.025/127.575 – Jax Center Waycross Low
269.550/124.700 – Jax Center Columbia Low
277.400/126.750 – Jax Center Brunswick Low
282.200/124.675 – Jax Center Jekyll Low
281.550 – Jax Center Georgetown High
285.650/126.125 – Jax Center Statesboro High
290.350/132.425 – Jax Center Hunter Ultra High
319.200/127.875 – Jax Center Aiken High
363.200/132.925 – Jax Center Allendale/Savannah Low
346.300/133.300 – Jax Center Moultrie Ultra High
120.950/284.500 – Sealord North Primary

237.000 – CRTC, “SPEAR Ops”
259.900 – 104th FW air-to-air
349.400 – 104th FW air-to-air
306.700 – 104th FW air-to-air
298.300 – 144th FW air-to-air
306.700 – 144th FW air-to-air

288.400 – NORAD Discrete
293.600 – NORAD Discrete
316.300 – NORAD Discrete
376.900 – W-137 Discrete
276.075 – JSTARS Discrete
228.400 – Townsend Range Control
274.400 – Aerial Refueling
278.000 – Exercise frequency
303.100 – Exercise frequency

143.150 – 23rd FG air-to-air
234.800 – 125th FW Aux 5
253.700 – 125th FW Aux 6
141.825 – 169th FW V14
289.275 – VMFA(AW)-533 Tac 1

Callsigns
KILLER 0# (F-15C, 104th FW)
LETHAL 0# (F-15C, 104th FW)
DOGS 0# (F-15C, 144th FW)
HYPER 0# (F-15C, 144th FW)
RAZOR 0# (F-15C, 144th FW)
SAVAGE 0# (F-15C, 144th FW?)
BENDER 0# (A-10, 23rd FG)
FANG 0# (F-15C, 125 FW)
MACE 3# (F-16CM, 169 FW)
DEMON 5# (F-16CM, 169th FW)
BONES 0# (F-22A, 95 FS)
DOOM 3# (B-52H, 2 BW)
VULTURE/PEACH 88 (E-8C, 02-9111, 128 ACCS)
TIGER 13 (P-8A, 168850, VP-8)
MASH 8# (KC-135, 434 ARW)

If anyone can add to the list above, please let me know and I’ll update the list while as long as the exercise continues. If it warrants afterwards, I’ll also post a wrap up.


2 Comments

  1. […] get a lot of radio time in, but it turned out to be a productive month on the radios! Exercises Atlantic Spear, Boar’s Nest, Palmetto Fire, and Sentry Savannah brought in aircraft from outside the area […]

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