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Fighter jets over Great Falls

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Fighter jets over Great Falls
Fighter jet over Great Falls
Posted at 5:37 PM, May 02, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-04 18:34:07-04

The roar of military fighter jets over the skies of Great Falls and the surrounding area has attracted some attention in recent days.

Marine fighter pilots train with the Montana Air National Guard

For some people, the sounds bring back memories of the days when Malmstrom Air Force Base had a flying mission, and the Montana Air National Guard was home to fighter jets.

But the planes soaring overhead this week are not from Montana - they are Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornets and F-5N Tiger II jets from Texas and Arizona.

A spokesperson for the MT ANG told KRTV that the Marine Corps is utilizing MT ANG runways and facilities - and Montana's famed Big Sky - to conduct training exercises this week.

Reporter Colter Anstaett is working on a feature about the training.

Fighter jets in Great Falls

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