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Bold Quest/Sentry Savannah Exercise in Savannah

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Savannah (note: Photos from DVIDS) – Over the past week, the Bold Quest exercise taking place in Savannah out of the Georgia ANG Air Dominance Center seemed to morph into a blend of Bold Quest and Sentry Savannah. While the activity has been during the day and I work midnight shifts, I did record some activity each day, which helped me try to figure out who is here and what is going on (the record/log feature on the BCD436HP was quite useful for this while I was at work in Brunswick, you may want to keep that feature in mind when considering a new scanner). More units arrived at Savannah International and Hunter AAF and began using frequencies traditionally used by Sentry Savannah. F-22As from the 95th FS and T-38s from the 2nd FTS, both from Tyndall AFB  and F-16Cs from the 187th FW at Montgomery ANGB are at Savannah International. A KC-135R from the 168th ARW from Eielson AFB and a KC-135R from the 134th ARW at McGhee-Tyson ANGB are at Hunter AAF.   Some assets here for Bold Quest continued to use Bold Quest frequencies and others began using the Sentry Savannah frequencies. F-15Cs from the 125th FW at Jacksonville IAP also joined the exercise. B-1Bs from the 7th BW at Dyess AFB and KC-10As from the 305th AMW at McGuire AFB also visited the area for the exercise, but did not operate out of one of the local area bases. DIXIE 15, a KC-135R from the 117th ARW at Birmingham has also been taking part but I haven’t been able to tell if it’s coming from Birmingham each day or working out of a local base.

Rep. Buddy Carter of Georgia visits the Air Dominance Center in Savannah, Ga. to witness first-hand an F-16 Falcon aircraft during Sentry Savannah 17-1 on Oct. 31, 2016. Sentry Savannah is a joint aerial combat training exercise hosted by the Georgia Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Jeffrey Bezore) Editor's Note:  F-16C from the 187th FW

Rep. Buddy Carter of Georgia visits the Air Dominance Center in Savannah, Ga. to witness first-hand an F-16 Falcon aircraft during Sentry Savannah 17-1 on Oct. 31, 2016. Sentry Savannah is a joint aerial combat training exercise hosted by the Georgia Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Jeffrey Bezore)
Editor’s Note: F-16C from the 187th FW

Rep. Buddy Carter of Georgia visits the Air Dominance Center in Savannah, Ga. to witness first-hand a F-22 Raptor aircraft in flight during the Sentry Savannah 17-1 on Oct. 31, 2016. Sentry Savannah is the Air National Guard's largest fighter exercise and focuses on dissimilar air combat training between fourth and fifth generation fighter aircraft. Participants include U.S. Air Force, U.S Marine Corps and Air National Guard flying units from across the country. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Jeffrey Bezore) Editor's Note:  F-22 from the 95th FS

Rep. Buddy Carter of Georgia visits the Air Dominance Center in Savannah, Ga. to witness first-hand a F-22 Raptor aircraft in flight during the Sentry Savannah 17-1 on Oct. 31, 2016. Sentry Savannah is the Air National Guard’s largest fighter exercise and focuses on dissimilar air combat training between fourth and fifth generation fighter aircraft. Participants include U.S. Air Force, U.S Marine Corps and Air National Guard flying units from across the country. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Jeffrey Bezore)
Editor’s Note: F-22 from the 95th FS

Rep. Buddy Carter of Georgia visits the Air Dominance Center in Savannah, Ga. to witness first-hand a T-38 Talon aircraft in flight during Sentry Savannah 17-1 on Oct. 31, 2016. Sentry Savannah is a joint aerial combat training exercise hosted by the Georgia Air National Guard. Participants include U.S. Air Force, U.S Marine Corps and Air National Guard flying units from across the country. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Jeffrey Bezore) Editor's Note:  T-38 from the 2nd FTS

Rep. Buddy Carter of Georgia visits the Air Dominance Center in Savannah, Ga. to witness first-hand a T-38 Talon aircraft in flight during Sentry Savannah 17-1 on Oct. 31, 2016. Sentry Savannah is a joint aerial combat training exercise hosted by the Georgia Air National Guard. Participants include U.S. Air Force, U.S Marine Corps and Air National Guard flying units from across the country. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Jeffrey Bezore)
Editor’s Note: T-38 from the 2nd FTS

Rep. Buddy Carter of Georgia visits the Air Dominance Center in Savannah, Ga. to witness first-hand Sentry Savannah 17-1 on Oct. 31, 2016. Sentry Savannah is a joint aerial combat training exercise hosted by the Georgia Air National Guard. Participants include U.S. Air Force, U.S Marine Corps and Air National Guard flying units from across the country. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Jeffrey Bezore) Editor's Note:  85th TES F-16 in the background

Rep. Buddy Carter of Georgia visits the Air Dominance Center in Savannah, Ga. to witness first-hand Sentry Savannah 17-1 on Oct. 31, 2016. Sentry Savannah is a joint aerial combat training exercise hosted by the Georgia Air National Guard. Participants include U.S. Air Force, U.S Marine Corps and Air National Guard flying units from across the country. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Jeffrey Bezore)
Editor’s Note: 85th TES F-16 in the background

Below is a list compiled from what I’ve been able to listen to and record from the last two weeks of activity. According to the local newspaper, Bold Quest ended Friday (my recordings didn’t pick up any frequencies or players from BOLD QUEST on Friday either). Sentry Savannah should go through next Friday.

Frequencies
119.100/257.800 – Tower
120.400/353.775 – App/Dep
125.300/371.875 – App/Dep
118.400/307.225 – App/Dep

256.900/133.700 – Jax Center Baxley Low
269.025/127.575 – Jax Center Waycross Low
277.400/126.750 – Jax Center Brunswick Low
281.550 – Jax Center Georgetown High
282.200/124.675 – Jax Center Jekyll Low
351.700/124.075 – Jax Center Summerville High
363.200/132.925 – Jax Center Allendale/Savannah Low

265.950 – BOLD QUEST Check-In
279.175 – BOLD QUEST Check-In
283.050 – BOLD QUEST C2 Coordination
235.900 – SENTRY Savannah Blue Air Check-In
288.400 – SENTRY Savannah Red Air Check-In

127.350/279.625 – Marne Radio
228.400 – Townsend Range
252.900 – Townsend Range
235.950 – BOLD QUEST Air-to-Ground
270.150 – BOLD QUEST Air-to-Ground

120.950/284.500 – SEALORD North Primary
133.950/267.500 – SEALORD South Primary
345.625 – BOLD QUEST Controlled Intercepts
362.250 – BOLD QUEST Controlled Intercepts
293.600 – SENTRY SAVANNAH Controlled Intercepts
316.300 – SENTRY SAVANNAH Controlled Intercepts
265.400 – SENTRY SAVANNAH Aerial Refueling
278.000 – SENTRY SAVANNAH Aerial Refueling

237.000 – CRTC CP
253.200 – CRTC CP
138.625 – CRTC CP
139.200 – 85th TES air-to-air
273.850 – VFA-211 air-to-air?
253.100 – VMFA-122 Base
283.400 – VMFA-122 Tac 1
251.250 – 125th FW CP
234.800 – 125th FW Aux 5
253.700 – 125th FW Aux 6
314.200 – 125th FW Aux 7

Callsigns
DEUCE (MACS-2)
STEALTH (117th ACS)
SHOWTIME (RTO)
NIKEL ## (F/A-18F, VFA-211)
RACER ## (F-16, 85th TES)
BONES ## (F-22A, 95th FS)
HEARSE ## (F-22A, 95th FS)
BAMA ## (F-16C, 187th FW)
PYTHON ## (F-16C, 187th FW)
VENOM ## (F-16C, 187th FW)
BEAGLE ## (T-38, 2nd FTS)
HOUND ## (T-38, 2nd FTS)
KITE 0# (LJ35, D-CARL, Gesellschaft fuer Flugzieldarstellung)
SHADY ## (MC-12S, 224th MI Bn)
ARTIC 11 (KC-135R, 63-8028, 168 ARW)
DIXIE 15 (KC-135R, 117th ARW)
SODA 51 (KC-135R, 64-14832, 134 ARW)
VALKYRIE ## (MQ-1, E/3 AVN)
NIKEL 3# (F/A-18A+, VMFA-122)
FANG ## (F-15C, 125th FW)
GATOR ## (F-15C, 125th FW)
DARK ## (B-1B, 9th BS)
HOIST 9# (KC-10A, 305 AMW)
LIGHTNING ## (UAV?)
ROCKET ## (F-15E, 336th FS)
SENTRY ## (E-3, 552nd ACW front end)
VIKING (E-3 backend)
VULTURE (E-8 backend)
ADVANCE (JTAC, 15th ASOS)
COPPERHEAD (JTAC)
VORTEX (JTAC)
DAGGER (unknown)
GUNSHOT (unknown)
NEPTUNE (unknown)


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