By Rachel Nostrant
Nov. 7, 2021
Raptors from Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Virginia, arrived Friday at Burlington International Airport for a training exercise with the Vermont Air National Guard’s 158th Fighter Wing.
“We are excited to take part in this integrated training opportunity with our fifth-gen partners from Virginia,”158th Operations Group Commander Col. Nathan Graber said in a press release. “Our units represent the tip of the sword in the high end fight, and these missions allow us to hone those skills that make us a more effective force against any potential adversary.”
Similar to F-35 fighter jets, F-22s can be 9 to 22 decibels louder than F-16s, the jets that the Vermont Air National Guard replaced in 2019, making them two to three times louder to the human ear, according to a neuroscience professor at the University of Arizona.[FULL ARTICLE]