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Members of 180th Fighter Wing to depart for overseas deployment Tuesday

Residents may hear the F-16 fighter jets taking off in the early-morning hours as the airmen depart for an overseas Aerospace Expeditionary Force deployment.
Credit: Senior Airman Kregg York
U.S. Airmen, assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, board a plane at the Toledo Express Airport, Oct. 3, 2020. The deployment is part of a 300 Airman aviation package to combat zones, within the Central Command area of responsibility, to enhance our country’s national security objectives. The 180FW currently has more than 400 Airmen deployed to six countries around the world and an additional 70 supporting COVID-19 relief efforts. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Kregg York)

TOLEDO, Ohio — Members of the Ohio National Guard's 180th Fighter Wing will depart for an overseas Aerospace Expeditionary Force deployment on Tuesday.

Residents may hear or see the F-16 fighter jets taking off between midnight and 6 a.m. on Oct. 13 as the airmen depart.

The 180th says the F-16 deployment is "part of a 300 Airman aviation package to combat zones, within the Central Command area of responsibility, to enhance our country's national security objectives."

The 180th Fighter Wing currently has an additional 100 members deployed to six countries around the world, providing operational capabilities and dominance in air, space and cyberspace while also enhancing strategic deterrence around the globe.

For the safety of the Airmen and for security purposes, details of various deployments and operations are not available at this time.

 The 180th says the men and women of the 180FW appreciate the continued support from our communities and the outpouring of well wishes. The success of the 180FW is founded on the steadfast support, trust and generosity of our local communities. 

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