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148th Fighter Wing conducts night exercises

DULUTH, Minn. — The 148th Fighter Wing out of Duluth started conducting night exercises in the region Tuesday which are expected to run through Dec. 19.

“This period of night flying will allow the wing to conduct night air-to-air training and air-to-air refueling using night vision device,” a public affairs officer for the fighter wing said in a news release. “Night flying is required for pilot proficiency to train for future missions worldwide. Most night flying occurs in the winter months due to the earlier sunset times, enabling jets to land prior to midnight.”

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