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F-15s, F-16s to visit D-M for training

Groups of F-15 and F-16 fighter jets will be training out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base for the next month, along with a visiting group of A-10s, officials said.

Twelve F-15E Strike Eagles from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., arrived at the Tucson base Jan. 6 and will train here until Jan. 20, D-M officials said. Operations at the base have been effected by a winter storm that dropped several inches of snow earlier this week.

Six F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 162nd Wing, Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center, which usually fly out of Tucson International Airport, arrived Jan. 6 and will train at D-M until Jan. 25.

Six F-16 Fighting Falcons from the Royal Netherlands Air Force will train in Tucson from Jan. 26 until Feb. 23.

Also, 12 A-10C Thunderbolt IIs from the 107th Fighter Squadron, Michigan Air National Guard, will train here Jan. 28 until Feb. 11.

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F-15s from the 428th Fighter Squadron, based in Idaho, landing at D-M in 2015.