Guam – Approximately 550 military aircrew personnel and four squadrons of F-18s (VFA-102, VFA-115, VFA195 and VFA-27) from the Naval Air Facility at Atsugi, Japan, are scheduled to be on Andersen Air Force Base Mar. 12 through April 10 for the Strike Fighter Advanced Readiness Program.
Every two years, fighter squadrons are deployed here for air-to-air and air-to-ground training to maintain the proficiency and readiness of the air wing.
This intense four-week training exercise allows Strike Fighter aircrew to hone their war-fighting skills against a credible adversary prior to deploying in the face of real-world threats.
There will be increased flying activity over Guam for the duration of the program. Due to the number of personnel participating, traffic entering and exiting the base will increase as well. Personnel conducting business on base should be aware of potential delays in traffic flow.
Andersen AFB is a premier Air Force installation and hosts a variety of aircraft training events throughout the year. In addition, Andersen hosts a rotating presence of bomber, tanker and fighter aircraft as well as permanently stationed RQ-4 Global Hawks. The 36th Wing provides the President of the United States sovereign options to decisively employ airpower across the entire spectrum of engagement.