142nd Fighter Wing to host, conduct dissimilar air combat training now through Oct. 26

The Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Fighter Wing will host F-16’s from the 21st Fighter Squadron out of Luke Air Force Base, AZ, today, Thursday, Oct. 12 through 26, to conduct dissimilar air combat training (DACT).  DACT provides realistic combat scenarios for pilots to hone advanced aerial tactics that may be used against potential adversaries. The training is an essential and required component to ensure military readiness in support of the base’s national and state missions. Flights will depart from and land at the Portland International Airport. In an effort to foster coordination with the community and the Port of Portland, flights will launch daily after 8 a.m. and will conclude before 4 p.m.